2021 IDEA World Virtual
177 Boosting the Brain With Cognitive Tasks: Dual-Tasking Principles and Applications
Exercise programs are often developed in response to goals that pertain to physical adaptations, such as weight loss, mobility, balance, hypertrophy, performance and more. However, health and fitness professionals are now faced with a new challenge, addressing the epidemic of cognitive decline and accelerated brain aging. As we continue to understand the brain-boosting benefits of exercise, fitness professionals must become educated on the specific exercise prescriptions for enhancing cognitive functioning across the lifespan. This session will help fill these gaps, and provide health and fitness professionals with an understanding of how to train the body and brain for optimal cognitive performance.