publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

The effect of somatic awareness exercise on the chronic physical manifestations of the stress response

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  • Published: 27 May 2013
  • Country: South Africa
M.Phil. (Biokinetics) Stress is an integral part of daily living and supports the ability to adapt. However, chronic activation without the ability to express the physical response results in overloading the physiological and psychological systems. Since urban South Africans are sedentary and experience high levels of stress, they are developing stress related chronic conditions and hypokinetic diseases (obesity, hypertension, depression). This study is aimed at decreasing the chronic physical manifestations of the stress response through somatic awareness exercise and aerobic exercise. The present investigation made use of a quantitative, comparative experiment...
free text keywords: Somesthesia, Stress (Physiology), Aerobic exercises, Mind and body
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