The Effect Of Physical Activity On The Heart Disease And Links Of Cognitive Ability

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Over exercising and the effects on the heart disease and links to cognitive ability
The capacity to mentally process, reason, perceive, plan, understand and learn is called cognition. It is important as it help us understand the world and people around us. It is the ability to interpret and comprehend sensory information by transforming, storing and recovering the said data ( (Neisser, 1976). Many studies have been conducted to explore the different factors that could decrease or increase cognition. Some of the factors include sleep, stress, socioeconomic status (SES), and physical activity.

Regular exercise is believed to have a huge impact in increasing cognitive ability in individuals. The link between of chronic physical activity and oxygenated haemoglobin in the anterior frontal gyrus of 52 healthy young women was studied (Cameron et al., 2015). The participants were split into groups depending on the amount of physical activity they do regularly. This ranged from 0 being inactive to 3 which is the participant has met the recommended physical activity level, set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), for more than 6 months. This was the participants CPAL or chronic physical activity level. The participants were attached to an infrared spectroscopy that recorded the relative concentration of haemoglobin in their blood every second. They then underwent a reaction time test which tested their inhibiting and switching abilities. The results of the study showed that the
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