Low-intensity qigong exercise has been suggested as an alternative to more vigorous exercise when striving for health benefits. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether self-determined motivation and perceived stress are related to concentration during exercise, and to the amount of exercise carried out.
Jouper, J., & HASSMEN, P. (2008). Intrinsically motivated qigong exercisers are more concentrated and less stressful. American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 36(6), 1051-1060. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0192415X08006557