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dc.contributor.advisorMayer, Jamieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Kaitlin R., 2001--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-06T15:02:41Z
dc.date.available2021-12-06T15:02:41Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/24315
dc.description.abstractThis project was a pilot study exploring the effects of an aerobic program, FIT-U, and factors influencing cognitive outcomes for healthy aging individuals and those with neurogenic cognitive-communicative disorders. While aerobic exercise has been shown to improve cognition in both cases, this study looked into the factors that influence this phenomenon. Three regular attendees of FIT-U were given a letter fluency test before and after FIT-U, using different letters each time, but balanced in terms of difficulty. By using single subject methodology, the data were consistent with a trend towards improved VF scores following each FIT-U session for two participants. However, the individual with a lower baseline cognitive function did not appear to be getting the same cognitive benefits as healthy aging individuals. This emphasizes the importance of measuring baseline cognitive functioning and perhaps altering program parameters so everyone can get an equal cognitive benefit.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU capstones are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectExerciseen_US
dc.subjectCognitionen_US
dc.subjectAerobic exerciseen_US
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_US
dc.subjectFitnessen_US
dc.subjectNeurocognitive disorderen_US
dc.subjectHealthy agingen_US
dc.titleExercise and the Brain: What Can FIT-U do For You?en_US
dc.title.alternativeWhat Can FIT-U do For You? A Study on Exercise and Cognitionen_US
dc.type.genreArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Allied Health and Communicative Disordersen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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