Purpose: The aim of this investigation was to examine the potential influence of varying types of exertion on immediate attentional performance on 138 primary school boys and girls. Methods: Subjects performed three different types of exertion [cognitive exertion (school curricular lesson), physical exertion (traditional physical education lesson), and mixed cognitive and physical exertion (coordinative physical education lesson)] at the same time of the school day for 3 wk. Before and immediately after each exertion session, subjects were administered the d2 Test of Attention. Results: Results showed that participants’ attentional performances were significantly affected by exertion type (cognitive exertion vs physical exertion vs mixed cognitive and physical exertion; P G 0.05), by intervention (before vs after; P G 0.05), and by exertion type intervention interactions (P G 0.01). Conclusions: Our findings suggest that varying types of exertion have different beneficial influences on schoolchildren’s immediate cognitive performance.
|Titolo:||Effects of varying type of exertion on children's attention capacity|
BALDARI, CARLO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|