Acute psychological benefits of exercise: reconsideration of the placebo effect.

  title={Acute psychological benefits of exercise: reconsideration of the placebo effect.},
  author={Attila Szabo},
  journal={Journal of mental health},
  volume={22 5},
BACKGROUND The psychological benefits of exercise are repeatedly and consistently reported in the literature. Various forms of exercise, varying in duration and intensity, yield comparably positive changes in affect, which sheds doubt on the significance of exercise characteristics in the acute mental health benefits resulting from physical activity. AIMS Based on research evidence, it is argued that the placebo effect may play a key role in the subjective exercise experience. This report is… CONTINUE READING

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