A Healthy Brain in a Healthy Body: Brain Network Correlates of Physical and Mental Fitness.

L. Douw, D. Nieboer, B.W. van Dijk, C.J. Stam, J.W.R. Twisk

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Abstract

A healthy lifestyle is an important focus in today's society. The physical benefits of regular exercise are abundantly clear, but physical fitness is also associated with better cognitive performance. How these two factors together relate to characteristics of the brain is still incompletely understood. By applying mathematical concepts from 'network theory', insights in the organization and dynamics of brain functioning can be obtained. We test the hypothesis that neural network organization mediates the association between cardio respiratory fitness (i.e. VO
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere88202
Pages (from-to)e88202
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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