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dc.contributor.authorCasilio, Karen M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-08T14:12:25Z
dc.date.available2021-09-08T14:12:25Z
dc.date.issued1/1/2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6608
dc.description.abstractLack of physical activity is associated with multiple health risks including obesity, heart disease, and premature death. Encouraging people to increase exercise has been difficult due to multiple barriers such as lack of energy, time, and competition with sedentary behaviors. Many researchers have tried to manipulate distraction from pain and internal cues while exercising as a way to increase the amount a person exercises. Music has been found to be an effective distractor for decreasing perceived level of exertion and increasing the amount exercised in runners (Brownley et al., 1995; Bourdeaudhuij et al., 2002). The purpose of the current experiment was to examine the effects of television on increasing exercise by distracting participants whom are running on a treadmill. Forty-two adults from a small fitness center participated in a between subjects design in which half viewed a television while exercising while the other half did not view a television while exercising. Distance walked/ran and focus of attention were compared to determine if watching a television while exercising distracted attention and increased distance walked/ran. A significant effect was found for distraction in that the television group reported more external thoughts than the no television group.
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectPsychological Aspects
dc.titleEffects of Watching Television While Exercising
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-08T14:12:25Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Arts (MA)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitlePsychology Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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