AROMAS DO NOT AFFECT SUBMAXIMAL ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE.
Welker, A., Quinn, K., Otto, R. M., & Wygand, J. (1998). The effects of aroma treatment on submaximal exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(5), Supplement abstract 1579.
The effects of peppermint, basil, lavender, and rosemary on submaximal endurance work were evaluated. Ss (N = 15) performed five randomly assigned trials of treadmill walking. Circulatory and respiratory factors were measured.
No fragrance affected submaximal exercise performances or associated physiological parameters.
Implication. Aromas do not affect submaximal endurance performance.
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