I'm looking for research that has examined the link between physical activity (as measured by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire [1] specifically) and cognitive function (any domain is fine - attention, memory etc)

Most research that has examined the link between activity and cognition have been experimental/manipulation studies, but I can't seem to find much correlational work using the IPAQ

I've found a couple of pieces, for example here and here, but the samples are quite specific (elderly and obese)

Can anyone point me to any correlational work that has studied cognitive function of younger populations using this particular questionnaire?


  1. Craig, C. L., Marshall, A. L., Sandstrom, M., Bauman, A. E., Booth, M. L., Ainsworth, B. E., … Oja, P. (2003). International Physical Activity Questionnaire: 12-Country Reliability and Validity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(8), 1381–1395. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.MSS.0000078924.61453.FB

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