Volume 29, Issue 1
EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL IMPACTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
The psychological effects of physical activity are an important aspect of psychological research. This paper empirically explores the influencing mechanism of Tai Chi (shadowboxing), a kind of traditional Chinese boxing with gentle and slow actions, on the physical activity and physical well-being of college students. The subjects were asked to attend an 18-week long training experiment of shadowboxing. The psychological indices of the subjects were then measured and subjected to statistical analysis. The results show that Tai Chi improves the physical health and interpersonal relationship, and alleviates the mind of hostility, depression and psychosis; Tai Chi has a slight positive impact on physical fitness, physical health and physical attractiveness; Tai Chi also enhances the mental health of college students; the emotional state directly affects the subjects, and its effect is more prominent than the physical activity of Tai Chi. The research findings shed new light on the relationship between physical activity and mental health.
Tai Chi, Physical Activity, Mental Health, Physical Well-Being, College Students.