College of Professional Studies
Although the benefits of physical activity are well established, many adults do not meet the recommended weekly aerobic physical activity guidelines. Internal barriers such as enjoyment and affective response may challenge engagement and adherence of exercise. While walking and jogging are common modes of exercise, incline walking has recently gained popularity. Therefore, this study aims to compare physiological (fat and carbohydrate utilization) and psychological (enjoyment, affective response, rating of perceived exertion) differences between 20% incline walking and level grade jogging at isocaloric intensity.