smart women strength train2010 01 25
There’s more and more evidence that intelligently designed resistance training improves cognitive functioning. The latest findings published on the New York Times Website in an article Vital Signs Exercise: In Women, Training for a Sharper Mind written by Roni Caryn Rabin highlights some of the improvements older women experienced after a year of strength training.
” A year later, the women who did strength training had improved their performance on tests of so-called executive function by 10.9 percent to 12.6 percent, while those assigned to balance and toning exercises experienced a slight deterioration — 0.5 percent. The improvements in the strength training group included an enhanced ability to make decisions, resolve conflicts and focus on subjects without being distracted by competing stimuli.”
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