Background There is limited research about benefcial
e?ects of physical activity in older adults su?ering from
mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Aim The aim of the study was to provide preliminary evidence on the e?ects of two types of non-aerobic training
on cognitive functions in older women su?ering from MCI.
Methods Twenty-eight participants aged 66?78 years
with MCI were randomly assigned to a combined balance
and core resistance training group (n=14) or to a Pilates
group (n= 14).
Results Following completion of the 8-week exercise programme, both groups showed signifcant improvements in
global and specifc cognitive domains.