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Online ISSN 1827-1928
Daley A. J., Welch A.
The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Aim. To investigate the relationship between subjective exercise experiences and exercise intensity in active and inactive females.
Methods. Participants consisted of 8 inactive and 8 active female volunteers who completed the Subjective Exercise Experience Scale pre-exercise, 10 min during and 5 min after low and high intensity exercise.
Results. A series of 2×2×3 (Group × Condition × Time) between-participants repeated measures analysis of variance revealed a significant Condition × Time interaction for Psychological Well-being scores (p<0.01). During exercise participants reported significantly higher Psychological Well-being scores in the low intensity compared to high intensity exercise condition. In the high intensity exercise condition participants reported higher Psychological Well-being scores per exercise than before or during exercise. Time main effects were also recorded for Psychological Well-being (p<0.05) and Psychological Distress scores (p<0.05).
Conclusion. These preliminary findings indicate that exercise may positively influence psychological states irrespective of participants’ activity status.