The effect of swimming exercise on life stress relief

Chih-Cheng Chen, Yen-Whea Kuo, Kuang-Tsan Hung, Chih-Jen Chuang, Bo-Yu Chen, Yan-Ting Yeh, Chih-Cheng Chen, Chih-Cheng Chen, Yen-Whea Kuo, Kuang-Tsan Hung, Tsun-I Hsiao, Chih-Jen Chuang (+2 others)
2015 51 International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health   unpublished
The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of swimming exercise on reducing life stress by means of survey questionnaire. The target group was the members from YMCA Wan-Hua Branch. Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) was used to score the members' life stress before and after swimming exercise. Data analysis included both descriptive statistical methods and paired sample t-test. This study has reached two conclusions as follows: (1) Males aged 26-39 with an occupation are usually
more » ... tion are usually night swimmers. (2) Swimming helps relieve life stress. This study thus recommended people to do swimming exercise in order to effectively reduce stresses in their lives.
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