Anxiety reduction following exercise and meditation

  title={Anxiety reduction following exercise and meditation},
  author={Michael S. Bahrke and William P. Morgan},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
The purpose of this investigation was to compare the influence of acute physical activity and meditation (“noncultic”)on state anxiety. Seventy-five adult male volunteers served as Ss with 25 Ss randomly assigned to either an exercise, meditation, or control group. Physical activity was performed at 70% of self-imposed maximal exercise heart rate for 20 minutes by Ss in the exercise group; Ss assigned to the meditation group practiced Benson's Relaxation Response for 20 minutes; and Ss in the… 
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