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Table 2 The costs of time spent on exercise expressed in percentage of wages, rated experience of exercise in relation to the leisure activity forgone and work, and ratings of the experience of the leisure activity foregone, work, and exercise on a scale from 0 (purely negative) to 100 (purely positive)

From: Measuring the time costs of exercise: a proposed measuring method and a pilot study

  More experienced exercisers Less experienced exercisers P-value
Number 164 41  
Cost of time (percentage of wages) 7.2% 26.3% < 0.001
Rated experience of exercise the same as or higher than the leisure activity forgone (percentage of participants) 91.4% 72.5%  
Rated experience of exercise the same as or lower than work (percentage of participants) 5.5% 22.5%  
Rated experience of exercise between the leisure activity forgone and work (percentage of participants) 3.1% 5.5%  
Rating of the experience of leisure activity foregone 70.3 69.1 0.74
Rating of the experience of work 75.1 68.7 < 0.05
Rating of the experience of exercise 87.2 71.5 < 0.001