TITLE

PSYCHOLOGICAL PERCEPTIONS TO WALKING, WATER AEROBICS AND YOGA IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Bing Wei; Kilpatrick, Marcus
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A study utilizing a college sample compared psychological responses to yoga, water aerobics, and walking. Measurement variables included anxiety, exertion, pain, arousal, and mood. Anxiety was reduced for all modalities, with greatest reduction for water aerobics. Exertion was similar for all modalities suggesting all trials were of similar intensity. Pain was greatest for yoga when compared to the other modalities. Arousal was lowest after yoga and mood was more positive after walking and water aerobics. Results indicate that all modalities provide psychological benefit and institutions of higher education are encouraged to promote these types of wellness activities.
ACCESSION #
25219326

 

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