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The effect of a four-week fitness program on satisfaction with health and life

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  • Pamela Wicker

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  • Dennis Coates
  • Christoph Breuer

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Significant positive effects on subjective well-being can already be observed after a period as short as 4 weeks. Policy makers should support the provision of such time-efficient programs which are appealing to overweight population groups. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2015

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  • Pamela Wicker & Dennis Coates & Christoph Breuer, 2015. "The effect of a four-week fitness program on satisfaction with health and life," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 60(1), pages 41-47, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:60:y:2015:i:1:p:41-47
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0601-7
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    1. Sari, Nazmi & Lechner, Michael, 2015. "Long-run health effects of sports and exercise in Canada," Economics Working Paper Series 1520, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science.
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    Sport activity; Fitness; Health; Satisfaction; Well-being;

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