Acute Exercise Increases Sex Differences in Amateur Athletes´ Risk Taking


The research presented here investigates the interaction between acute exercise, biological sex and risk-taking behavior. The study involved 20 amateur athletes (19–33 years old), 10 males and 10 females, who were asked to undergo subsequent experimental sessions designed to compare their risky behaviors on the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) [34] at rest and while exercising at moderate intensity (60% of their maximal aerobic power). Results showed that physical exercise affected male and female participants differently: Whereas males became more risk seeking, females became more risk averse during exercise.

Autor / Fonte:S Pighin, L Savadori, N Bonini, L Andreozzi, A Savoldelli, F Schena International Journal of Sports Medicine 2015 June 19