Perceived Benefits of Exercise Class Participation for Female HSC Students

Common Ground Publishing
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The International Journal of Sport & Society, 2010, 1 (1), pp. 203 - 210
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A group of HSC students in Sydney, Australia, average age 18 years participated in a 10 week pilot program of community-based exercise classes. The data revealed that for the students, the main reasons for attending included to gain mental and physical fitness benefits. Students mentioned feeling more focused and able to study following the class. The findings suggest that taking part in exercise classes may offer a simple and effective strategy in assisting HSC students to cope more effectively with exam stress.
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