Accession Number : ADA329706

Title :   Clinical Trial of the Effect of Exercise on Endogenous Circadian Period, Sleep and Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 94-30 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Czeisler, Charles A.

PDF Url : ADA329706

Report Date : 29 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In summary, the addition of the research studies conducted in year three of the project solidifies the notion that regular bouts of aerobic exercise affect the physiology of the thermoregulatory system in a phase-dependent manner. Preliminary results from the reaction time data continue to be extremely promising. These data suggest that aerobic exercise may have the potential to enhance neurobehavioral performance, as reflected by simple visual reaction time, particularly at the nadir of the temperature cycle where neurobehavioral deficits are known to be the greatest.

Descriptors :   *CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS, *SLEEP, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REACTION TIME, PHYSIOLOGY, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, AEROBIC PROCESSES.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE