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Can Aromatherapy Make People Feel Better Throughout Exercise?

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Department of Physical Education, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Department of Physical Education, Chosun University, Gwang-ju 61452, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(12), 4559; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124559
Received: 1 June 2020 / Revised: 19 June 2020 / Accepted: 20 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Exercise and Health)
We analyzed participants’ feelings and arousal before, during, and after exercise as per whether they receive aromatherapy. Twenty university students who regularly took part in health exercises were selected through purposive sampling. Changes in feelings were measured through a 2D circumplex model and an in-depth interview. The effects on exercisers who received aromatherapy were more positive than for those who did not receive any treatment. Specifically, it induced positive feelings during exercise, reduced fatigue during exercise, and improved participants’ feelings during the recovery period. Aroma has a key influence on exercisers’ feelings, and it can positively influence exercise satisfaction and persistence. View Full-Text
Keywords: aromatherapy; exercise; feelings; positive psychological effects; exercise satisfaction aromatherapy; exercise; feelings; positive psychological effects; exercise satisfaction
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Kwon, S.; Ahn, J.; Jeon, H. Can Aromatherapy Make People Feel Better Throughout Exercise? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4559. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124559

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Kwon S, Ahn J, Jeon H. Can Aromatherapy Make People Feel Better Throughout Exercise? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(12):4559. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124559

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Kwon, Sungho, Jihoon Ahn, and Hyunsoo Jeon. 2020. "Can Aromatherapy Make People Feel Better Throughout Exercise?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 12: 4559. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124559

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