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1 Assistant professor, department of physical education, faculty of social science, International Imam Khomeini University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Assistant professor, department of motor behavior, faculty of Physical Education, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of physical activity on
memory and dynamic balance of elder people. Subjects (n=15) were selected as
volunteers. The intervention was performed in an eighteen session period, three
times a week (each session, 45 minutes). Yoga training was performed for mental
relaxation. Wexler test was performed for memory evaluation. Seat up test was
used to test the dynamic balance. The results suggested that water-based exercises
and Yoga protocol have had a positive significant effect on memory (p=0.03) and
dynamic balance. It was concluded that a selected physical activity program,
especially water-based exercises has less potential for making people injured.


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