We examined the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2Max) and executive function (Tower of London and Mazes composite) in a sample of 50 healthy older adults aged 64-86 (46% female). Higher fitness was associated with better executive function (r = .284, p = .048). However, after controlling for sex, there was no longer a significant association between V02Max and executive function (beta = .179, p = .209). Implications for future research will be discussed.
Cardiorespiratory fitness weakly predicts executive function in older adults
by Sara Bickhart and Briana N. Sprague
Human Development and Family Studies
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Lesley A. Ross
Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center