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Man’s and Woman’s Motivation to Exercise

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      Females exhibit lower levels of physical exercise performance than males. It seems that gender factor motivates people differently, in performing regular exercise. Our objective was to determine the relationship between 21 motivating reasons for performing physical exercise and genders. We found that males showed significantly higher means score in two motivating reasons; to have a positive effect on the sex life (4.18±1.01, p<0.001) and to have more energy to go about the daily chores (4.62± .63, p= 0.027). No significant gender difference in the mean score for the other 19 motivating reasons. Conclusion: Both sexes were almost equally motivated in performing physical exercises

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            Asian Journal of Quality of Life
            e-IPH Ltd.
            October 22 2017
            October 24 2017
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