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Aerobic Exercise's Effects on General Well-Being and Anxiety
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by Chad A. Watts and Albert J. Boquet* - University of Central Oklahoma
Categories: Health | Personality
This study investigated the effects of aerobic exercise on peoples' general well-being and level of anxiety. A group of 54 and a group of 53 sedentary people participated in this study. An activity questionnaire identified exercisers and sedentary participants. The exercise group completed 60 min of an aerobic activity and the sedentary group completed a 60-min lecture control class. Following the groups' activity, all participants completed a demographic and activity questionnaire, the state portion of the Spielberger's State–Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, 1983), and the General Well-Being Schedule (National Center for Health Statistics, 1973. A 1-way multivariate analysis of variance revealed that the groups differed significantly. The exercise group reported higher feelings of general well-being. The present findings support the capacity of aerobic exercise to positively enhance global quality of life.