Could it be that Jane Fonda was right all along? A new report due to be presented to the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Glasgow tomorrow says that vigorous exercise helps boost mood but moderate exercise does not. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University’s department of exercise and sport science found volunteers taking part in the study said they felt more positive after a strenuous work-out (i.e. one that left them out of breath and with muscles burning) than they did after less taxing exercise.
Nickolas Smith, of Manchester Metropolitan University’s department of exercise and sport science, said: “These results have implications for the recommended intensity of exercise required to produce the ‘feel good factor’ often experienced following exercise.
“There are also implications regarding how people new to regular exercise should expect to feel during the exercise itself if they are to experience post-exercise mood benefits.” Click here for more info >