How does exercise make you feel?

Research Title: Examining the relationship between exercise intensity and emotions during a submaximal exercise treadmill test.

Department: Sport and Exercise Science

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science are recruiting participants for an exercise study.

This study aims to examine the effects of different exercise intensities on an individual’s emotions during a submaximal exercise test.

We are seeking healthy male and female University staff and students, aged 18-39 years, who are not currently physically active (i.e. not participating in at least 30 minutes of physical activity on at least five days a week).

If you decide to take part in the study you will need to visit the Spinnaker Building on four separate occasions. The first visit will involve health screening checks and an introduction to testing procedures, lasting around 30 minutes. The remaining three visits will last around 60 minutes each, involving completion of a submaximal exercise test and various paper and pencil questionnaires to assess your mood and emotions.

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18-39 years
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More Information:

For those interested in emotion and health, this study provides an opportunity to learn about the effects of different feelings on behaviours, and can provide participants with an indication of their fitness levels using contemporary physiological measures.

  • Dates: 09/03/2017 to 01/07/2017
  • Location: Spinnaker Building

If you would like more information, contact Samantha Meredith at

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SFEC 2015-082

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