The relationship between low-intensity exercise and psychological distress among college students

Ergang Zhu, Jun Sun, Tianhua Du
2020 Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira  
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to confirm the relationship between low-intensity exercise and physical and mental health status among college students in China. METHODS This was a school-based cross-sectional study. The physical and mental health status was measured using a 12-item general health questionnaire(GHQ12) and low-intensity exercise was recorded by a self-reporting questionnaire. RESULTS The results revealed that the score of the GHQ12 was inversely associated with a
more » ... associated with a higher frequency of low-intensity exercise (r=-0.38,p=0.001). CONCLUSIONS Our study suggests that low-intensity exercise may be a proper mean for improving the physical and mental health status of college students. School departments should take measures to push students to take part in physical activity.
doi:10.1590/1806-9282.66.6.737 pmid:32696870 fatcat:nsab53b4ancfxb5imcwsciw3ka