Walking is popular among adults but is it pleasant ? A framework for clarifying the link between walking and affect as illustrated in two studies

@inproceedings{Ekkekakisa2008WalkingIP,
  title={Walking is popular among adults but is it pleasant ? A framework for clarifying the link between walking and affect as illustrated in two studies},
  author={Panteleimon Ekkekakisa and Susan H. Backhouseb and Catherine Grayb and Erik Linda},
  year={2008}
}
  • Panteleimon Ekkekakisa, Susan H. Backhouseb, +1 author Erik Linda
  • Published 2008
Objectives: The popularity of walking is assumed to be due to this activity being pleasant. However, evidence of affective beneficence remains scarce. Instead, activities, including walking, that may not exceed certain thresholds of intensity and duration are presumed to lack sufficient potency to improve affect. In anticipation of investigations designed to explore the role of affect in mediating the walking–adherence relationship, we present and test a methodological platform for clarifying… CONTINUE READING