Effects of increasing expenditure of energy during exercise on psychological well-being in older adults

Eiji Watanabe, Akiyoshi Okada, Nobuo Takeshima, Kimihiro Inomata

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Abstract

The purpose of present study was to examine the effects on psychological well-being of energy expended as a result of the exercise intervention. 33 older adults (M age = 68.6 yr., SD = 4.7) participated in three supervised water-based exercise sessions per week for 12 wk. Based on the relative changes in daily energy expenditure as measured by questionnaire between pre- and posttraining, the subjects were split into three groups. This classified each subject as either having experienced a relatively low change (n = 11), moderate change (n = 11), or high change (n = 11) in daily energy expenditure. Our data showed that the group with the greater increase in energy expenditure as a result of exercise, when compared pre- and posttraining, improved only on Depression-Dejection on the Profile of Mood States more than did the group with low change. Consequently, we concluded that the amount of energy expended was partially related to improvement in psychological well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-298
Number of pages11
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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