This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.

Immediate Emotional and Affective Responses to Exercise

Immediate emotional and affective responses to exercise

If you were to survey members of your family and friends about their reasons for taking part in exercise, a number may respond by saying that exercise makes them ‘feel good’. However, for those that don't take part in regular exercise, the reasons offered could include ‘exercise makes me feel bad’. Understandably, interest in the relationship between acute exercise and this affect has generated a considerable body of research over the last three decades. This entry will provide a brief overview of the literature, paying close attention to the research processes employed to examine this complex and multifaceted relationship.

In practical settings terminology has often been used too liberally and theorists caution that ...

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