Affective responses to a single bout of exercise among healthy older adults

by Lam, Sui-bik

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract Since the IllsI two to three decades of the twentieth century. exercise has been widely promoted as a health practice associated with health and longevity, whereas physical immobility was implicated :is risk factor (i>r all eause chronic illnesses and mortality. White Ihe phy-ioloyical effects of exercise WHO well established, the psychological effects ol'cxcicise were less examined. < iiven the fact thai many people reponcd a sense of euphoria after exercise it \m!! be intrinsically inleresliru; to find out it exercise brings about change \ in positive affect Examination on die etTeets of a single bout of exercise will also help uncover the possible underlying mechanism mediating the effects of exercise on mood As focus lias been put on the physical and physiological variables in this subject of research, relatively few studies have cohered the psychological dimension of the relationship between exercise and it*. ellecUon mood stales In view of Ik' above, the effects of a single bout exercise on mood stales ami self-efficacy as a possible ps>cludogieal mediating mechanism were studied in the present paper. Ihe results indicated thai comparing to individual talk on elderly health care, angle buui exercise could bring about significantly more changes in positive affects. The present -Uulv did not support the hypothesis that pre-exercise cftieaey predict post-cxcrcise mood state;;.
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:exercise for older people health and hygiene


Date of Publication:01/01/2000

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