Be active and become happy: an ecological momentary assessment of physical activity and mood.

  title={Be active and become happy: an ecological momentary assessment of physical activity and mood.},
  author={Martina K. Kanning and Wolfgang Michael Schlicht},
  journal={Journal of sport & exercise psychology},
  volume={32 2},
The positive effects of physical activity on mood are well documented in cross-sectional studies. To date there have been only a few studies analyzing within-subject covariance between physical activity and mood in everyday life. This study aims to close this gap using an ambulatory assessment of mood and physical activity. Thirteen participants completed a standardized diary over a 10-week period, resulting in 1,860 measurement points. Valence, energetic arousal, and calmness are the three… CONTINUE READING

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