Cardiorespiratory fitness weakly predicts executive function in older adults

by Sara Bickhart and Briana N. Sprague

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.

Human Development and Family Studies
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Social and Behavioral Sciences
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University Park
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Lesley A. Ross
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