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The affective impact of exercise intensity that slightly exceeds the preferred level: 'pain' for no additional 'gain'.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18420754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined the affective consequences of an exercise intensity that slightly exceeded the preferred level. Twenty-five middle-age sedentary women participated in two 20-min treadmill exercise bouts, one during which they could select the speed and one during which the speed was 10 per cent higher than the self-selected. During the bout at self-selected intensity, ratings of pleasure remained stable, whereas during the imposed-intensity bout pleasure decreased. Therefore, even a minor increase in exercise intensity beyond the level that a new exerciser would have self-selected can bring about a decrease in pleasure. Over time, such experiences could lower adherence.
Erik Lind; Panteleimon Ekkekakis; Spiridoula Vazou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-18     Completed Date:  2008-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Iowa State University, IA 50011, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Pain / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Pain Measurement
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