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SAN MAURO MARTIN, I. et al. Relationship between body fat mass and the expression of anger in people who practice exercise customarily. CPD [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp.45-54. ISSN 1989-5879.

Physical activity provides benefits, both to healthy as to ill population, but can also lead to psychological and emotional problems in response to stress. Furthermore, those athletes with lower body weight have higher indicators of depression and anger. We propose to relate body fat on the expression of anger and to understand the relationship between different psychological behaviours in physically active people. 264 subjects completed the Anger Expression Inventory State Trait version 2 (STAXI-2), which studies the characteristics of anger and its effects on mental and physical health. Anthropometric measurements (weight, height, BMI, percent body fat, fat-free mass) were taken. Various body fat percentiles, <45, 45 to 55 and >55 were calculated according to gender and age, classifying participants into three percentile groups.Different behaviors were recorded in relation to STAXI-2 and percentiles, but with no significant differences between anger and those groups.

Keywords : Physical activity; psychological behaviour; body fat; rage.

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