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Exercising with an iPod, Friend, or Neither: Which is Better for Psychological Benefits?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21204682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective: To examine the role of music and social contact on exercise benefits. Methods: Two hundred twenty-nine (n=229) students were randomly assigned to one of 6 conditions: biking alone with iPod or friend in a laboratory, walking alone with iPod or friend outdoors, or biking or walking alone in control conditions. All participants completed 20 minutes of exercise at 70% of their maximum target heart rate. Results: Exercising in control conditions indoors resulted in a more relaxed and calm response. Exercising outdoors was more enjoyable and resulted in less tension and stress. Conclusions: Exercise environment impacts psychological benefits of exercise.
Thomas G Plante; Carissa Gustafson; Carrie Brecht; Jenny Imberi; Jacqueline Sanchez
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-208     Citation Subset:  IM    
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