publication . Article . 2016

The effect of various physical exercise modes on perceived psychological stress

Magalhaes Das Neves, M K; Loots, J M; van Niekerk, R L;
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  • Published: 04 Feb 2016 Journal: South African Journal of Sports Medicine, volume 26, page 104 (issn: 1015-5163, eissn: 2078-516X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
<jats:p>Background. Stress is an integral part of daily living, but chronic activation of the stress response without the ability to express the physical response results in overloading of the physiological and psychological systems. Objective. To decrease perceived stress by means of one known and/or one relatively unknown physical activity, namely aerobic exercise and somatic awareness exercise. Methods. This investigation made use of a quantitative, comparative, experimental research design over an 8-week period using pre- and post-tests. Participants were measured for psychological stress using a perceived stress scale. The participants were divided into tho...
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publication . Article . 2016

The effect of various physical exercise modes on perceived psychological stress

Magalhaes Das Neves, M K; Loots, J M; van Niekerk, R L;