Physical Activity And The Aging Brain: Effects Of Exercise On Neurological Function

Hardcover | January 16, 2017

byRonald Ross Watson

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Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function is a complete guide to the manifold effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain. Cognitive decline and motor impairment, onset of diseases and disorders, and even changes in family structure and social settings that occur as we age can all impact activity levels, yet continued physical activity is crucial for successful neurological functioning. This book examines the role that exercise and physical activity play in halting or modulating the deleterious effects of these numerous aging concerns by first examining the current state of research into how exercise manifests physical changes in the brain. It then discuss how physical activity combines with other lifestyle factors to benefit the aging brain, including nutrition, computerized brain training, and social engagement. Most significantly, it also covers how physical activity can serve as therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of various neurological diseases impacting aging populations, with particular emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline. The book provides broad coverage of the effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain, its therapeutic effects, and the many factors that influence the aging process. Presents research scientists with a complete understanding of the role of exercise in healthy brain aging Considers the roles of nutrition, the mind-body connection, and other lifestyle factors Presents a major resource for exercise and physical activity in the neurological health of older adults Provides a synopsis of key ideas associated with the many aspects of physical activity, along with lifestyle factors that can modify neurological diseases and age-related neurological decline

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Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function is a complete guide to the manifold effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain. Cognitive decline and motor impairment, onset of diseases and disorders, and even changes in family structure and social settings that occur as we age can ...

Ronald R. Watson, Ph.D., attended the University of Idaho but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in chemistry in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1971. His postdoctoral schooling in nutrition and microbiology was completed at the Harvard School of Public Heal...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 16, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780128050941

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Table of Contents

I. Overview of Exercise and Neurological Changes

1. Effects of physical activity on the cerebral networks

2. Exercise and the developing brain in children and adolescents

3. Differential expression of the brain proteome in physical training

4. Physical exercise-induced changes in brain temperature

II. Drugs of Abuse with Exercise to Modify Neurological Structure and Function

5. Physical activity as a therapeutic intervention for addictive disorders: Interactions with methamphetamine

6. Pharmacological intervention of brain neurotransmission affects exercise capacity

7. The Endocannabinoid System and Chronic Disease; Opportunity for Innovative Therapies

III. Factors Modulating Exercise in Aging and Neurological Consequences

8. Changes in cerebral blood flow during steady-state exercise

9. Biochemical Mechanisms Associated with Exercise-Induced Neuroprotection in Aging Brains and Related Neurological Diseases

10. Role of Melatonin Supplementation During Strenuous Exercise

IV. Exercise as Therapy for Neurological Diseases

11. Mechanisms of Functional Recovery with Exercise and Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

12. Neural structure, connectivity and cognition changes associated to physical exercise

13. The effect of exercise on motor function and neuroplasticity in Parkinson´s disease

14. Physical exercise and its effects on Alzheimer's disease

15. Cortical reorganization in response to exercise

16. Exercise enhances cognitive capacity in the aging brain

V. Lifestyle Exercise Affecting Neurological Structure and Function in Older Adults

17. Synergistic effects of combined physical activity and brain training on neurological functions

18. Physical Activity: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function

19. Update of nutritional antioxidants and anti-nociceptives on improving exercise-induced muscle soreness

20. Effects of exercise-altered immune functions on neuroplasticity