136: Move the body to heal the mind with Dr Jennifer Heisz
On today's podcast, I have the inspirational Dr. Jennifer Heisz who is an expert in brain health. She directs the Neuro Fit Lab, which has attracted over 1 million to support her research program on the effects of exercise for brain health. Dr. Heiss received a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in brain health and ageing. Dr. Heisz says research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's disease.
Dr Heisz has also written a book called Move the Body, Heal the Mind where she reveals groundbreaking research on how fitness and exercise can combat mental health conditions such as anxiety, dementia, ADHD, and depression and offers a plan for improving focus, creativity and sleep. She also mentions that exercise's anti-inflammatory properties make it the most effective treatment strategy for those who are depressed and don't respond to anti-depressants.
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