Exercise and Mental Health: How Do They Correlate?
For years scientists and researchers have been extolling the benefits of exercise to our physical well being. Now they are discovering the positive impacts physical activity has on mental health. We’ll discuss ways to get more exercise into your life and how it can help you feel better—both physically and psychologically.
- Scott Douglas, contributing editor for Runner’s World. He’s also been the editor of Running Times and Runner’s World news channel. He’s the author of eight books. His most recent is Running is My Therapy.
- Glenn Stevenson, associate professor of psychology and program coordinator for neuroscience at the University of New England. His expertise includes how exercise duration and frequency can impact biological markers associated with mood. His research expertise is in the areas of exercise-pain-cognition interaction, pharmacology and neuroscience.
- Kate Foley, fitness manager at OceanView at Falmouth; she has worked in cardiac rehabilitation at both York Hospital and Maine Medical Center and has worked at Maine Medical Partners Cardiology. She has also coached middle school, high school and college sports and enjoys swimming, running and yoga.
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