International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67--69

Effect of acute moderate exercise on cognitive P300 in persons having sedentary lifestyles


Naresh Kumar1, Manjeet Singh1, Sushma Sood1, Beena1, Sakshi3, Prasanta Saha Roy2, Joshil Kumar Behera1 
1 Department of Physiology, Sudha Rustagi Dental College, Faridabad, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Pt BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Naresh Kumar
11 J/3 Medical Campus, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana - 124 001
India

Background : There are conflicting reports regarding the effect of exercise on cognition. We therefore planned to assess the acute effect of moderate exercise on cognition, studied by event-related brain potential P300, in subjects having sedentary lifestyles. Materials and Methods : Sixty adults (40 males and 20 females) in the age-group of 18-30 years having sedentary lifestyles were included in the study. Baseline P300 was first measured and after that the subjects were divided into two equal age- and sex-matched groups. The test group was subjected to moderate exercise (that is, to achieve 60%-80% of maximum heart rate during exercise, where 100%=200-age) on a bicycle ergometer for 5 minutes, following which postexposure P300 was measured. In the control group P300 was re-recorded 15 minutes after baseline recording, without any intervening exercise. Results : The latency of P300 was found to be significantly reduced after acute moderate exercise in the test group. Conclusion : It appears that acute moderate exercise improves the cognitive brain functions of adults with sedentary lifestyles.


How to cite this article:
Kumar N, Singh M, Sood S, Beena, Sakshi, Roy PS, Behera JK. Effect of acute moderate exercise on cognitive P300 in persons having sedentary lifestyles.Int J App Basic Med Res 2012;2:67-69


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Kumar N, Singh M, Sood S, Beena, Sakshi, Roy PS, Behera JK. Effect of acute moderate exercise on cognitive P300 in persons having sedentary lifestyles. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];2:67-69
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