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dc.contributor.authorHassandra, Mary
dc.contributor.authorKolovelonis, Athanasios
dc.contributor.authorChroni, Stiliani Ani
dc.contributor.authorOlympiou, Alkistis
dc.contributor.authorGoudas, Marios
dc.contributor.authorTheodorakis, Yiannis
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-14T12:17:16Z
dc.date.available2015-12-14T12:17:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHassandra, M., Kolovelonis, A., Chroni, S. A., Olympiou, A., Goudas, M., & Theodorakis, Y. (2015). Understanding the Experiences of Heavy Smokers after Exercise. <i>Health</i>, <i>7</i>(12), 1622-1633. <a href="https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2015.712175." target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.4236/health.2015.712175.</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_25360258
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_68148
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/48092
dc.description.abstractThere is now strong evidence that exercise has an acute effect on the urge to smoke and the accompanying withdrawal symptoms. However, the perceptions by heavy smokers of exercise and its relationship to the urge to smoke have not been well documented. The aim of the present study is to understand the experiences of heavy smokers with regard to exercise and its effect on their urge to smoke. Five physically inactive, heavy smokers are asked to abstain from smoking the night before exercising on a cycle ergometer under two conditions (one at medium and one at vigorous intensity done a week apart). Semi-structured, in-depth interviews are conducted after the second exercise session. Thematic analysis reveals six themes describing the participants’ experience of exercise, urge to smoke, exercise preferences, exercise and smoking relationship, exercise as an aid to quit smoking, and the effects of the experimental procedure. Overall, the participants’ experiences support the existing literature, which has posited affective, biological, and cognitive mechanisms contributing to a delay in the urge to smoke after exercise. The main findings pertain to: (1) the “feel-good” effect after exercise as a relief from the “feel-bad” effect during exercise; (2) the decreased urge to smoke after exercise, stated by all participants regardless of reported positive and negative feelings; and (3) exercise as a “clearing the mind” mechanism rather than an attention-distracting mechanism.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishing, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth
dc.subject.otherPhysical activity
dc.subject.otherperceptions
dc.subject.otherurge to Smoke
dc.titleUnderstanding the Experiences of Heavy Smokers after Exercise
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201512144004
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntakasvatuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Sport Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntapsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSport and Exercise Psychologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-12-14T10:15:06Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1622-1633
dc.relation.issn1949-4998
dc.relation.numberinseries12
dc.relation.volume7
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY).
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10017
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p22159
dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.4236/health.2015.712175.


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