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The effect of acute exercise type on body image attitudes

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dc.contributor.author Drouin, Breanne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T17:05:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T17:05:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3357
dc.description.abstract The current study examined the effect of two types of acute exercise (resistance and mind-body yoga) on state body image attitudes, to see which, was most effective at reducing body image concerns. I t was hypothesized that both types of exercise would lead to improvements in body image, with yoga showing the biggest benefits. Collegeaged female non/infrequent exercisers (n = 40) completed state measures of body satisfaction, social physique anxiety (SPA), and appearance orientation prior to and following participation in a single yoga and resistance class. Participation in the yoga class was associated with decreases in SPA and increases in body satisfaction. However, participation in the resistance class was associated with no changes in any of the study variables. These findings indicate participation in a single yoga class may have positive effects on body image attitudes, which may encourage non-exercisers to become more active. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Yoga en_US
dc.subject Mind and body en_US
dc.subject Weight training en_US
dc.subject Body image en_US
dc.title The effect of acute exercise type on body image attitudes en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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