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Excerpt — Exercise Psychology-2nd Edition

Considerations when measuring exercise effects on mood

Research on affect and exercise has typically involved the measurement of affect with self-report instruments, although human emotion has been estimated using psychophysiological and observational techniques.

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Examine how exercise could alter pain

Chemicals sensitize and activate type IV polymodal nociceptors. Polymodal nociceptors respond to painfully hot and cold temperatures as well as a host of chemical stimuli that activate the nociceptive afferents.

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Contexts to consider when selecting behavior change strategies

Characteristics of the target group, such as age, living situation, and income, should be considered in selecting interventions.

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