Effects of Exercise on an American Sign Language Interpreter: Work Production, Mental Health and Physical Health

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Title
Effects of Exercise on an American Sign Language Interpreter: Work Production, Mental Health and Physical Health
Creator
Sierra Greiner
Degree Name
Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies
Project Type
action_research
Date
12/1/2022
Abstract
<p>Mental burnout and physical fatigue are common in American Sign Language interpreters. In this action research project, I studied the relationship between exercise and one interpreter’s mental and physical strain and job performance. Exercise has always been my main source of self-care. I wanted to take a deeper look at the scientific reasoning behind why a regular exercise routine can lead to a clearer working mind. I conducted research on myself over 20 weeks using a log of my daily workouts, weekly work samples, and weekly journal entries, focusing on how I was feeling mentally and physically. This study allowed me to see how my weekly exercise routine has had a direct positive impact on my work and my mental and physical health.</p>
Committee Member
Amanda Smith, Elisa Maroney
Rights
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Language
eng
Date Available
12/6/2022
Type
Text
Identifier
theses/224