Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Rose Mary Erixon

  • Research Article
    Self-Esteem and Health Benefits Arising from Regular Physical Exercise
    Author(s): Rose Mary Erixon and Trevor ArcherRose Mary Erixon and Trevor Archer

    Introduction: The present study examined self-reported physical and mental health among sedentary and exercising individuals. Methods: The latter consisted of runners (n=23) and martial arts performers (n=21) whereas the former were described as ‘physically-inactive’ (n=14) with a mean age of 43 to 45 years. Results: The results showed no differences between exerciser and non-exercisers with regard to memory capacity although there were was a significantly higher intake of Energy drinks by the latter. The former expressed higher levels of positive affect PANAS-positive affect and SE-perceived energy together with ‘Aches and pains’, ‘Use of pain-killers’ and SE-perceived stress that the sedentary individuals. Discussion: These findings are discussed from a perspe.. View More»

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