International Journal of Exercise Science 12(2): 602-613, 2019. Nutritional status has numerous effects on exercise metabolism and psychological responses. The effect of fed state on changes in affective valence; however, are unknown. Thus, the present study examined how fed state influenced self-selected exercise intensity, affective responses during exercise, and exercise enjoyment when exercise was completed following physical activity guidelines for public health. In a repeated-measures crossover design, 25 recreationally active men and women (age and BMI = 22.0 ± 2.0 yr and 24.3 ± 3.3 kg/m2) performed a single 30 min session of treadmill exercise at a Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) equal to 13 on the Borg 6-20 scale following an overnight fast (FAST) or 30 minutes after a small meal (FED). Affective valence was recorded every 3 minutes during exercise. Heart rate and gas exchange data were measured continuously using a metabolic cart, blood glucose and blood lactate concentration were measured pre/post-exercise, and enjoyment was measured 15 minutes post-exercise. There was no effect of condition on affective valence, enjoyment, or self-selected intensity (all p>0.05). However, pre-exercise blood glucose was higher in FED pre-exercise, but higher post-exercise in FAST (p<0.05). Blood lactate concentration was also higher in FAST (p<0.05). Our results reveal minimal effects of a small, high-carbohydrate pre-exercise meal on in-task and post-task affective responses, exercise enjoyment, and self-selected intensity. These data suggest that an overnight fast does not alter affective valence or reduce enjoyment of continuous exercise.
Rhodewalt, Ryan; Largent, Katelyn; Saur, Blaque; Astorino, Todd Ph.D; Zenko, Zachary; and Schubert, Matt
"Effect of Fed State on Self-selected Intensity and Affective Responses to Exercise Following Public Health Recommendations,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 12
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