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A longitudinal psycho-physiological study of active and inactive men.
  1. R M Reid,
  2. I McGowan


    After an interval of ten years, physically active and inactive male university teachers were re-examined across four measures; predicted maximum oxygen uptake, percentage body fat, personality and attitudes towards physical activity. Both groups showed a decrease in predicted oxygen uptake and an increase in body fat although the active subjects continued to possess higher predicted maximum oxygen uptake values and have a lower percentage body fat than the inactive subjects. In general the psychological assessments revealed no major changes but minor shifts in attitudes towards physical activity were noted.

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