Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 5 - 2020
Relationship between Systematic Physical Activity and Cognitive Functions in the Third Age
E Ramírez de Armas1, Jesús Ríos Garit2, Y Rodríguez Alfonso2 and C Alberto Bautista Sánchez Oms3*
1Bachelor of Psychology, Provincial Center of Sports Medicine of Villa Clara, Cuba
2Master in Medical Psychology, Instructor Professor, Provincial Center of Sports Medicine of Villa Clara, Cuba
3Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Culture, Central University ´Marta Abreu¨ de Las Villas, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: C Alberto Bautista Sánchez Oms, Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Culture, Central University ´Marta Abreu¨ de Las Villas, Cuba.
Received: March 03, 2020; Published: April 16, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: The research constitutes a study of the relationship between the practice of systematic physical activity and cognitive functions in the elderly.

Objective: To characterize the relationship between the practice of systematic physical activity and cognitive functions in a group of older adults of the Provincial Center of Sports Medicine of Villa Clara.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out, comprising 20 practitioners of the Health Promotion Group, of chronic pathologies, of the Provincial Center of Sports Medicine of Villa Clara, with a practice time of variable physical activity between 2 months and 10 years 90% of the practitioners had a history of high blood pressure and only 10% diabetes mellitus.

Results: The result found that attentive, motor and long-term memory functions show statistically significant differences, which allows to infer that systematic physical activity stimulates and energizes the state of cognitive functions, from 1 year of practice, in the group under study.

Keywords: Physical Activity; Cognitive Functions; Elderly

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Citation: C Alberto Bautista Sánchez Oms., et al. “Relationship between Systematic Physical Activity and Cognitive Functions in the Third Age”. EC Orthopaedics 11.5 (2020): 01-06.

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