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Participants wanted for study looking at exercise behaviours

Loughborough University researchers are looking for participants for a study exploring the link between a person’s reasons for doing exercise and how they feel when they do not do planned exercise.

The reasons people have for doing exercise are well-known to influence the extent to which they do exercise in the long-term. However, it is relatively unknown whether such reasons may also impact people’s emotional experiences surrounding exercise, particularly when they fail to do planned exercise.

Emotional experiences have innate value to a person and may also help explain why they stick to exercise long-term or end up dropping out. Exploring these links is therefore of considerable interest for both general wellbeing and long-term exercise behaviours.

To participate, volunteers must:
– Be aged at least 18 years or older
– Have plans to do at least some exercise

Volunteers must first complete an online questionnaire (approximately five minutes in duration) which will measure their reasons for doing exercise. Following this, they will be required to complete a very brief online questionnaire (approximately 30 seconds in duration) each evening for a period of 21 days.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact Stephen Murphy or Dr Ian Taylor.