This chapter is a review of the studies of the effects of aerobic fitness training on mood state. Mood is usually defined as an individual’s feelings or affective status at a specific moment, hence it often refers to a temporary state, as opposed to a trait, generally agreed to be a more enduring characteristic. Questionnaires that are designed to measure mood states will usually indicate as much in the instructions to subjects; subjects are instructed to respond in terms of how they feel at the present time, for example, “now,” “today,” or “in the last week.”
KeywordsDepression Score Mood State Calculate Effect Size Fitness Training Mood Group
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