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Biology of Aging

Kelli Koltyn

Kelli F. Koltyn

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Benefits of Being Physically Active in Later Life

Physical inactivity has been recognized to be an important risk factor in determining the health of older adults (Healthy People, 2000; 2010). It is associated with an increased risk of developing a number of degenerative and chronic medical conditions. In contrast, participation in regular physical activity elicits a number of favorable responses that contribute to healthy aging. However, despite the positive benefits of regular physical activity, it has been estimated that 70% of older adults do not engage in regular physical activity. Furthermore, it has been suggested that physical inactivity is even more prevalent in older adults residing in assisted-living facilities due to functional limitations and pain associated with movement. Only a limited amount of research has been conducted with this segment of the older population. A focus of my research program involves examining the effects of physical activity in community-dwelling older adults, as well as in adults residing in assisted-living facilities.

It has been reported that musculoskeletal pain is the most common chronic pain condition in older adults (JAMA,1998). Pain has a negative impact on millions of individuals each year, and with an increasingly rapid growth of the aging population, pain-related complaints will continue to increase. Pain is the most common reason for medical appointments, and is considered to be a critical national health problem (NIH, 1995). Further research is needed examining the impact of exercise on pain, and the current focus of my research program involves examining the efficacy of strength training in the management of pain in older adults residing in assisted-living facilities. In addition, pain has been shown to have a negative impact on quality of life; thus, we are also examining the efficacy of strength training to enhance quality of life.

Representative Publications
Crombie, K. M., Brellenthin, A. G., Hillard, C. J., & Koltyn, K. F. (2018). Endocannabinoid and opioid system interactions in exercise-induced hypoalgesia. Pain Medicine, 19(1), 118-123.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1093/pm/pnx058

Crombie, K. M., Brellenthin, A. G., Hillard, C. J., & Koltyn, K. F. (2018). Psychobiological responses to aerobic exercise in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(1), 134-145.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1002/jts.22253

Brellenthin, A. G., Crombie, K. M., Cook, D. B., Sehgal, N., & Koltyn, K. F. (2017). Psychosocial influences on exercise-induced hypoalgesia. Pain Medicine, 18)3), 538-550.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1093/pm/pnw275

Brellenthin, A. G., Crombie, K. M., Hillard, C. J., & Koltyn, K. F. (2017). Endocannabinoid and mood responses to exercise in adults with varying activity levels. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(8), 1688-1696.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1249/mss.0000000000001276

Van Riper, S. M., Alexander, A. L., Koltyn, K. F., Stegner, A. J., Ellingson, L. D., Destiche, D. J., Dougherty, R. J., Lindheimer, J. B., & Cook, D. B. (2017). Cerebral white matter structure is disrupted in Gulf War veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Pain, 158(12), 2364-2375.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001038

Ellingson, L. D., Stegner, A. J., Schwabacher, I. J., Koltyn, K. F., & Cook, D. B. (2016). Exercise strengthens central nervous system modulation of pain in fibromyalgia. Brain Sciences, 6(1), 8.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.3390/brainsci6010008

Brellenthin, A. G., & Koltyn, K. F. (2016). Exercise as an adjunctive treatment for cannabis use disorder. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42(5), 481-489.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1080/00952990.2016.1185434

Meyer, J. D., Ellingson, L. D., Koltyn, K. F., Stegner, A. J., Kim, J. S., & Cook, D. B. (2016). Psychobiological responses to preferred and prescribed intensity exercise in major depressive disorder. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(11), 2207-2215.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1249/mss.0000000000001022

Meyer, J. D., Koltyn, K. F., Stegner, A. J., Kim, J. S., & Cook, D. B. (2016). Influence of exercise intensity for improving depressed mood in depression: A dose-response study. Behavior Therapy, 47(4), 527-537.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.beth.2016.04.003

Meyer, J. D., Koltyn, K. F., Stegner, A. J., Kim, J. S., & Cook, D. B. (2016). Relationships between serum BDNF and the antidepressant effect of acute exercise in depressed women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 286-294.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.022

Dannecker, E.A., Koltyn, K.F., Velazquez, C.R., Arendt-Nielsen, L., & Graven-Nielsen, T. (2015). Inducing a blind spot: Blinding data collectors in an investigation of experimental pain. Pain Medicine, 16(6), 1145-1154.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1111/pme.12706

Dannecker, E.A., & Koltyn, K.F. (2014). Pain during and within hours after exercise in healthy adults.` Sports Medicine, 44(7), 921-942.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1007/s40279-014-0172-z

Knauf, M.T., & Koltyn, K.F. (2014). Exercise-induced modulation of pain in adults with and without painful diabetic neuropathy. Journal of Pain, 15(6), 656-663.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.jpain.2014.02.008

Koltyn, K.F., Brellenthin, A.G., Cook, D.B., Sehgal, N., & Hillard, C. (2014). Mechanisms of exercise-induced hypoalgesia. Journal of Pain, 15(12), 1294-1304.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.jpain.2014.09.006

Ellingson, L. D., Koltyn, K. F., Kim, J. S., & Cook, D. B. (2013). Does exercise induce hypoalgesia through conditioned pain modulation? Psychophysiology, 51(3), 267-276.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1111/psyp.12168

Thraen-Borowski, K. M., Trentham-Dietz, A., Edwards, D. F., Koltyn, K. F., & Colbert, L. H. (2013). Dose-response relationships between physical activity, social participation, and health-related quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 7(3), 369-378.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1007/s11764-013-0277-7

Koltyn, K. F., Knauf, M. T., & Brellenthin, A. G. (2013). Temporal summation of heat pain modulated by isometric exercise. European Journal of Pain, 17(7), 1005-1011.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00264.x

Newcomb, L.W., Koltyn, K.F., Morgan, W.P., & Cook, D.B. (2011). The influence of preferred versus prescribed exercise on pain in fibromyalgia. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(6), 1106-1113.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182061b49

Umeda, M., Newcomb, L.W., Ellingson, L.D., & Koltyn, K.F. (2010). Examination of the dose-response relationship between pain perception and blood pressure elevations induced by isometric exercise in men and women. Biological Psychology, 85(1), 90-96.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.05.008

Johnson, B.L., Trentham-Dietz, A., Koltyn, K.F., & Colbert, L.H. (2009). Physical activity and function in older, long-term colorectal cancer survivors. Cancer Causes Control, 20(5), 775-784.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1007/s10552-008-9292-9

Umeda, M., Newcomb, L.W., & Koltyn, K.F. (2009). Influence of blood pressure elevations by isometric exercise on pain perception in women. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 74(1), 45-52.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2009.07.003

Koltyn, K.F., & Stegner, A.J. (2008). Feasibility of a strength training program to reduce pain in older women in assisted living. Clinical Journal of Pain, 24(4), 369-370.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1097/AJP.0b013e31815e5d63

Koltyn, K.F., & Umeda, M. (2007). Contralateral attenuation of pain after short-duration submaximal isometric exercise. The Journal of Pain, 8(11), 887-89.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.jpain.2007.06.003

Koltyn, K.F., & Umeda, M. (2006). Exercise, hypoalgesia and blood pressure. Sports Medicine, 36, 207-214.

Koltyn, K.F. (2005). Psychophysics: perceived exertion. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4, 509-517.

Drury, D.G., Greenwood, K, Stuemfle, K.J. & Koltyn, K.F (2005). Changes in pain perception in women during and following exhaustive incremental exercise. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 4, 215-222.

Koltyn, K.F, Landis, J.A., & Dannecker, E.A. (2003). Influence of oral contraceptive use on pain perception and blood pressure. Health Care for Women International, 24, 221-229.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1080/07399330390183534

Dannecker, E.A., Koltyn, K.F., Riley, J.L., & Robinson, M.E. (2003). Sex differences in delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 43, 78-84.

Koltyn, K.F. (2002). Exercise-induced hypoalgesia and intensity of exercise. Sports Medicine, 32, 477-487.

Koltyn, K.F. (2002). Using physical activity to manage pain in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 10, 226-239.

Koltyn, K.F., Trine, M.L., Stegner, A.J., & Tobar, D.A. (2001). Influence of isometric exercise on pain perception and blood pressure. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33, 282-290.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2009.07.003

Koltyn, K.F. (2001). The association between physical activity and quality of life in older women. Women's Health Issues, 11, 471-480.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/S1049-3867(01)00128-1

Koltyn, K.F. (2000). Analgesia following exercise: A review. Sports Medicine, 29, 85-98.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.2165/00007256-200029020-00002

Cook, D.B., & Koltyn, K.F. (2000). Pain and exercise. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 31, 256-277.

Focht, B.C., & Koltyn, K.F. (1999). Influence of resistance exercise of different intensities on state anxiety, mood, and blood pressure. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31, 456-463.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1055/s-2007-973003

Koltyn, K.F., Focht, B.C., Anker, J.M., & Pasley, J. (1999). Experimentally induced pain perception in men and women in the morning and evening. International Journal of Neuroscience, 98, 1-11.

Brill, P.A., Jensen, R.L., Koltyn, K.F., Morgan, L.A., Morrow, J.R., Keller, M.J., & Jackson, A.W. (1998). The feasibility of conducting a group-based progressive strength training program in residents of a multi-level care facility. Activities, Adaptations and Aging, 22, 53-63.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1300/J016v22n04_06

Koltyn, K.F., & Arbogast, R.W. (1998). Perception of pain after resistance exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 32, 20-24.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1136/bjsm.32.1.20

Arbogast, R.W., & Koltyn, K.F. (1997). Influence of gender and a weight training session on pain perception. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 29(5), S213.

Koltyn, K.F. (1997). The thermogenic hypothesis. In W.P. Morgan (Ed.), Physical activity and mental health (pp. 213-226). Washington DC: Taylor & Francis.

Koltyn, K.F., Wertz, A.L., Gardiner, R.L., & Nelson, T.F. (1996). Perception of pain following acute physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 28(11), 1418-1421.

Koltyn, K.F., Raglin, J.S., O'Connor, P.J., & Morgan, W.P. (1995). Influence of weight training on state anxiety, body awareness, and blood pressure. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 16(4), 266-269.

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