A Single Bout of Moderate Intensity Exercise Improves Concentration Level on Teenagers

Surabaya Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal

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Title A Single Bout of Moderate Intensity Exercise Improves Concentration Level on Teenagers
Creator Wijaya, Maharani Ayuputeri
Sulistiawaty, Nuniek Nugraheni
Wigati, Kristanti Wanito
Herawati, Lilik
Subject Physical Medicine
single bout, exercise, intensity, ergocycle, reaction time, concentration, teenager
Description ABSTRACTBackground: Physical exercise has a lot of benefit for health. However, the effect of cognitive function such as concentration in teenagers has yet been known.Aims: The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of a single bout or acute moderate intensity physical exercise on the level of concentration in teenagers.Methods: The subjects of this study were 32 16-18 years old teenagers, divided into two groups, control (C) and exercise (E) groups. Each group consisted of 8 boys and 8 girls. The E group did a single bout of moderate exercise using ergocycle. Physical exercise duration was 15 minutes, preceded by 5 minutes of warming up and then followed by 5 minutes of cooling down exercise. The concentration level was measured using the response period to sound stimulation (in second), measured with reaction time machine pre- and post-treatment. Faster response showed better concentration level and vice versa. Data were analyzed using paired T test, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test, independent T test, and Mann-Whitney test. The significance level was 5%.Result: There were significant differences of concentration level between pre- and post-exercise in E group (p= 0.004) and post-exercise concentration level between groups (p = 0.01). Exercise group had faster reaction time than C group (0.555±0.2 vs. 0.793±0.3, respectively).Conclusion: A single bout of moderate intensity exercise can improve the cognitive function showed by increased concentration level in teenagers. 
Publisher FK Universitas Airlangga
Contributor Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga
Date 2020-02-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/SPMRJ/article/view/16875
Source Surabaya Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal; Vol 2, No 1 (2020): SPMRJ, Februari 2020; 1-6
Language eng
Relation http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/SPMRJ/article/view/16875/9796
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