Go Climb a Tree (to Improve Cognitive Skills)

October 2015
ASHA Leader;Oct2015, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses the findings of a study conducted by researchers from the University of North Florida which reveals that dynamic or proprioceptive activities that require awareness of body orientation and position can help improve cognitive skills. Topics covered include the improvement in the subjects' working memory capacity by as high as 50 percent and sample activities such walking on a barrow beam and navigating around obstacles.


Related Articles

  • New physical activity guidelines.  // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Jun2019, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p4 

    The article provides an update on the physical activity guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as of June 2019, including the recommended weekly aerobic activity, with topics mentioned such as balance training, resistance bands, and sedentary.

  • Medicolegal neglect? The case for physical activity promotion and Exercise Medicine. Weiler, Richard; Feldschreiber, Peter; Stamatakis, Emmanuel // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Mar2012, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p228 

    The authors reflect on physical activity promotion and exercise medicine in Great Britain. They stress the health risk faced by individuals who are physically inactive. They note that numerous responsible bodies of professional opinion have recognized the cost-effectiveness and importance of...

  • 10 exercise BENEFITS FOR MEN: Help prevent cancer, have great sex, and more! Flower, Gillian // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Mar2013, Issue 365, p24 

    The article discusses the Canadian physical activity guidelines play an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadians. It states that physical activity offers a range of benefits for all ages and abilities as part of a healthy lifestyle. The article mentions the ten...

  • Cycling, Soccer, Zumba Popular in the Netherlands. Durrett, April // IDEA Fitness Journal;Feb2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p88 

    The article focuses on a campaign in the Netherlands promoting sports, such as cycling, soccer and zumba, as a way for people to reach the recommended 30 minutes of exercise. The Netherlands Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (NISB) is advocating the 30 minutes of activity a day to cope...

  • Pleasant exercise atmosphere may help memory. Ryan, Patricia // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);Sep2012, Vol. 12 Issue 36, p2 

    The article discusses research on the association between physical activity and memory improvement published in the October 2012 issue of the journal "Geriatrics and Gerontology International" with the cognitive function of the participants enhanced after joining in a 12-week group exercise class.

  • Celebrating sports and fitness. Gullickson, Glenn // Echo Magazine;8/5/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 23, p12 

    In this article, the author focuses on sports and fitness. He reflects on the importance of exercise, most especially exercises where one can have fun. He also shares his experience not being a spoil-sport as a kid and realizing one day that exercise is such a necessity specially that he do desk...

  • Tensions, Integrations, Messiness, and Hope for the Future. Scott Kretchmar, R. // Kinesiology Review;Feb2013, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p103 

    The 2012 Academy meeting focused on research related to increasing levels of physical activity and promoting persistence. Speakers agreed that answers would be hard to come by but that progress was possible. Emphases for potential solutions ranged from the cellular to the cultural, from neural...

  • Assessment of Health-Promoting Behavior and Lifestyle of Adolescents of a North Indian City. Raj, Sonika; Senjam, Suraj Singh; Singh, Amarjeet // International Journal of Preventive Medicine;Oct2013, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p1189 

    Background: Several health compromising behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol) as well as health enhancing behaviors (e.g., physical exercise, nutrition) are adopted in adolescence and they often persist into adulthood. Thus, there is a definite need to investigate the health behavior of adolescents...

  • Kids' Fitness Interventions Failing.  // IDEA Fitness Journal;Jan2013, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p12 

    The article reports that organized exercise improves childhood activity,coordination skills and also children's self confidence.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics