Research underway to look at effects of exercise on older adult brain function

One of the largest research studies of it kind in the state is now underway at the University of Colorado Boulder to look at the effects of physical activity on the quality of life in older adults, including social, emotional, financial and cognitive function.Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the five year, $1.7 million grant to Professor Angela Bryan of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience began in 2014 and runs until 2019. Called “Project FORCE: Enhancing Function in Later Life,” the CU-Boulder study involves the effects of aerobic activity on executive function, which includes the management of cognitive processes such as memory, reasoning, task flexibility and problem solving. The researchers are in the process of collecting data from 265 sedentary adults age 60 or over as well as…


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