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Chodzko-Zajko, Wojtek J.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 2,144 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF311, 612.67
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wojtek J Chodzko-Zajko
Exercise and its mediating effects on cognition by Waneen Wyrick Spirduso( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses issues of active living, cognitive functioning and ageing. This book examines how physical activity could indirectly affect cognitive function by influencing mediators providing physical and mental resources for cognition. It seeks to identify and study sources of individual variations or differences in exercise and cognitive processes
Active living, cognitive functioning, and aging( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, internationally known experts present state-of-the-art findings related to exercise and cognitive functioning of older adults. The book's review of research on pertinent issues in measurement and physiological mechanisms will update your knowledge while challenging your current thinking. Active Living, Cognitive Functioning, and Aging will raise consciousness among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public about the beneficial effects of an active lifestyle on the mind during the aging process."--Jacket
Enhancing cognitive functioning and brain plasticity by Wojtek J Chodzko-Zajko( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measurement issues in aging and physical activity : proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium by Measurement and Evaluation Symposium( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACSM's exercise for older adults by Wojtek J Chodzko-Zajko( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ACSM's Exercise for Older Adults is a new book designed to help health and fitness professionals guide their older clients to appropriate exercise programs"--Provided by publisher
Aging, exercise, and cognition series( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging, exercise, and cognition series by Wojtek J Chodzko-Zajko( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking for health : measurement and research issues and challenges( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical activity and againg : implications for health and qualiy of life in older persons by Wojtek J Chodzko-Zajko( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication summarizes what is known about the influence of regular physical activity on the health and quality of life of older individuals, addressing both the acute effects of a single bout of physical activity and the more persistent, long-term effects of sustained participation in exercise and physical activity. Section 1 discusses the physiological benefits of regular physical activity, focusing on cardiovascular function, blood pressure, blood lipids, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and balance. Section 2 discusses the psychological benefits of physical activity, noting information in a related table that discusses immediate and long-term effects. Section 3 focuses on general psychological well-being, including depression and anxiety, and cognitive functioning. Section 4 discusses the social implications of regular physical activity, referring to a related table that discusses immediate and long-term effects. Section 5 examines who should be physically active. Section 6 focuses on physical activity programs for older adults, discussing the activity mode, training frequency, duration of exercise, and intensity of exercise. The paper concludes that participation in regular physical activity is associated with tangible benefits for almost all older adults. It examines the considerable speculation about why so many seniors choose not to be active and notes the need for additional efforts in this regard. (Sm)
Contemporary American sport, muscular Christianity, Lance Armstrong, and religious experience by Andrew R Meyer( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is an examination of muscular Christian themes in contemporary American sport culture and religious sensibilities. In this project I demonstrate that sport can be viewed in contemporary American culture operating as a culturally influential activity where athletes reproduce muscular Christian ideology in unique ways. To illustrate this thesis, I use American cyclist Lance Armstrong as a case study. This work displays how the media depicts particular muscular Christian themes through Lance Armstrong, which render his image in postmodern religious understandings. I have three main objectives in this dissertation: (1) to show that contemporary American sport continues to reflect particular muscular Christian ideals; (2) to demonstrate through cultural examples how Lance Armstrong reflects such values in his media characterizations; (3) examine Lance Armstrong⁰́₉s commercial image through the scholarship of radical orthodoxy which I suggest offers insight on how contemporary American sport can function as a religious experience. With increasing evidence that there is a decline in traditional religious participation, radical orthodoxy scholarship is useful in understanding why individuals search for God in new cultural activities, filling the void of traditional religious experiences. The ultimate goal of this project is to illustrate a condition of contemporary American culture and gain insight into the epistemological operations of sport and its figures in this context
11th international conference on the biochemistry of exercise( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An examination of bullying within middle school physical education by Jamie O'connor( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Increasing physical activity among adults age 50 and older( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Developed as a guide for organizations, associations, and agencies to plan strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity
Enhancing cognitive functioning and brain plasticity by Wojtek J Chodzko-Zajko( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Factors impacting the implementation of evidence-based wellness programs in Illinois senior centers by Julie Bobitt( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New active green environments (new age): Older adults⁰́₉ perceptions about physical activity opportunities in their local environment by Leticia M Malavasi( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Health behavior, planning and community design studies consistently find that the environment can act to serve as a barrier to physical activity, as well as a facilitator for activity options. Recent research suggests that reconfiguring the built environment in a way to increase the number and variety of opportunities for physical activity available to community residents, there would be an increase likelihood of individuals choosing to be physically active. The purpose of this project was to explore the perceptions of older adults regarding the environment around the retirement communities in which they live and the impact that this environment has on their attitudes and values towards physical activity. To accomplish such purpose, a qualitative research design was used to evaluate the subjective reactions and responses of older adults living in three retirement communities in the Urbana-Champaign area. Twelve participants from each facility were interviewed for about 60-90 minutes and answered thirty research questions related to the attitudes towards physical activity and outdoor environment that surronds their facility. By including older adults living in three quite different locations which differ substantially with respect to environmental support for physical activity, this project was be able to identify a diverse sample of older adults who vary with respect to how they value both individual physical activity participation and the environment in which they live. Several distinct cohorts of older adults were identified; (1) individuals who were highly positive about redesigned landscape to stimulate active choices, (2) individuals who were non-supportive of redevelopment their facility; as well as (3) regular users of outdoors, and (4) non-users of the outdoor space. Changes to the built environment have the potential to be viewed both more and less positively. It is important to carefully study the preferences and opinions of older persons prior to embarking on any strategy to redesign the environment. By increasing our understanding of how and why preferences and values interact with environmental variables, we will have a better compreehension of environmental changes
Health management of adult hypertension in the United States: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) by Hyun Kim( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This research is a comprehensive study that describes how individuals with hypertension do their health behaviors and how their behaviors change over time based on their diagnostic status and the duration of hypertension.The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a widely used dietary recommendation for individuals with hypertension. Even though adherence to the DASH diet has been shown to be effective, it is unclear whether hypertension diagnosis has an impact on adherence to the DASH diet and nutrient intake. This study examined the association between hypertension diagnosis and the nutrient intake using the seemingly unrelated regression (SUR) method. The data came from the 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which is a sample of the civilian, non-institutionalized adult population in the United States. The outcome was accordance with the DASH recommended intake of nine nutrients (0 to 9 point DASH score). Study findings indicated that, regardless of diagnostic status, individuals with hypertension did not seem to follow the DASH guidelines. Compared to undiagnosed individuals, individuals diagnosed with hypertension were less likely to adhere to the DASH guidelines with higher intake of cholesterol. Individuals both diagnosed and undiagnosed with hypertension showed no difference in their nutrient intake to control their blood pressure, but those diagnosed with hypertension had significantly higher intake of cholesterol than those not diagnosed. Overall, regardless of diagnostic status, individuals with hypertension did not seem to follow the DASH guidelines.The DASH diet is a widely used dietary recommendation for individuals with hypertension. This study examined how age at hypertension diagnosis and time since its diagnosis were associated with the DASH nutrient intake. The data came from the 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Seemingly unrelated regression (SUR) method was used to estimate adherence to the DASH diet by age at hypertension diagnosis and time since diagnosis. The outcome was accordance with the DASH recommended intake of nine nutrients (0 to 9 point DASH score). Age at diagnosis of hypertension was significantly associated with the DASH nutrients. Older age at diagnosis was associated with significant decreases in intake of sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat, total fat, protein, calcium and magnesium and increased intake of fiber. Similarly, duration of hypertension was positively associated with intake of sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat, total fat, protein, calcium and magnesium, and individuals with shorter duration were likely to have lower DASH score and less satisfied the DASH target score of 4.5 points. Despite the study findings that individuals with hypertension improved their diet a little with increased duration of disease, their diet was not still accordant to the DASH diet based on age at diagnosis and its duration. In order to achieve it and deliver more tailored educational messages, it is important to first understand what barriers individuals with hypertension have to engage in healthy diet.Regular physical activity, smoking cessation, and moderate alcohol consumption are important lifestyle behaviors that can be adopted to manage hypertension. Our goal was to determine the effect of a hypertension diagnosis among individuals with hypertension on their lifestyle behaviors. Data came from the three repeated cross-sectional waves of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012. Lifestyle behaviors in the analysis included smoking status, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. Multinomial logistic regression models were used to estimate the relative risk (RR) of adopting adequate lifestyle behaviors. A diagnosis of hypertension was positively associated with an individual⁰́₉s past smoking status, but it was not significantly associated with current smoking status. Among individuals with hypertension, a diagnosis of hypertension was not significantly associated with physical activity status. Individuals with diagnosed hypertension were more likely to quit smoking than those with undiagnosed condition, but they tended not to engage in physical activity. The prevalence of current unhealthy lifestyle behaviors is an important predictor of the future burden of these-related diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, so a variety of risk factors, many of which are modifiable, play an interactive role in the development of hypertension. Health professionals will be able to help individuals with or at risk for hypertension to adopt long-term healthier lifestyle behaviors through initial directions and guidance about proper management and prevention of other health complications, because behavioral modifications can be the most important for primary and secondary prevention of hypertension
 
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Exercise and its mediating effects on cognition
Alternative Names
Chodźko-Zajko, Wojciech

Chodzko-Zajko, Wojtek J.

Zajko, Wojtek Chodzko-.

Zajko, Wojtek J. Chodzko-

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English (59)

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Active living, cognitive functioning, and agingEnhancing cognitive functioning and brain plasticityMeasurement issues in aging and physical activity : proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation SymposiumAging, exercise, and cognition series