The use of exercise is crucial as a means of treatment for various psychological disorders. However, as more research is being done, there seems to be a lack of consensus as to which type of exercise is most effective, aerobic or anaerobic. 232 students participated in this study via Qualtrics, and were asked to participate in the study by answering 9 questionnaires: the Demographics Questionnaire, GAD7, Beck Depression Inventory, PCL5, QOLS, Exercise History and Attitudes Questionnaire, Satisfaction with Life Scale, the Healthy Eating Assessment, and the RYFF Psychological Well-being Scales. The results found that a combination of aerobic, anaerobic, and healthy eating improved overall well-being and life satisfaction. These results indicate that while one’s overall quality of life is improved through exercise, it is determinant for them to decide which exercise, aerobic or anaerobic, is most beneficial to them.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Mote, Ethan D., "Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercises in Relation to Anxiety and Depression" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1486.