Exercise and mental health

Exercise and mental health

This video examines the research and scientific information surrounding the benefits exercise can have on students’ mental health.

This video was made by Demystifying medicine students Kulsum Saeed, Joel Purvis, Isfandyar Menon and Dominic Wozniak

Copyright McMaster University 2017


Anderson, D. (2014). Finding Exercise Motivation When You’re Depressed: How to Get Moving When You’re Low on Energy. SparkPeople. Date accessed: October 20, 2017. Retrieved from: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1808

Da Silva, M. A., Singh-Manoux, A., Brunner, E. J., Kaffashian, S., Shipley, M. J., Kivimäki, M., & Nabi, H. (2012). Bidirectional association between physical activity and symptoms of anxiety and depression: the Whitehall II study. European journal of epidemiology, 27(7), 537-546.

Exercise and Depression. WebMD. Date Accessed: October 20, 2017. Retrieved from: https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression#1

Physical Activity Reduces Stress. Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Date accessed: October 20, 2017. Retrieved from: https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/other-related-conditions/stress/physical-activity-reduces-st

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  2. Hello! This vid is so smart! I’ve been trying to look for an insightful video like yours that really educates everything in this vid! 🙌 The part at 1:18 is my fav. Your tip is like the channel of Dr Ethan. Dr Ethan’s explanations are for sure insightful and he helped me a lot on midterms. He is an informative Doctor in Europe.

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  3. I just watching this for school and I go to the comments and most of them are like oh yay 😁 thank you for this amazing video and I like really and why do they not blink

  4. I’ve never had a dance party in my room in front of a mirror… .i don’t even have a mirror… .

  5. 0:07 well it’s easy for this lady to pass judgement on people not having enough energy, with eyes like those shes obviously got at least 3 adderall prescriptions. She probably sprinted the 10 miles to school.

  6. It is important to know when you put in the time to exercise, it will improve other areas of life and give you forward momentum. It is time spent that is worth it, because the benefits of it, like decreased stress and better memory will make other areas of life easier, like studying more effectively, which will save time and make the time in the gym worth it.

  7. I loved the work! I have been trying to search for a YouTube vid like yours that explains the stuff in this vid.Your lesson actually is similar to the channel of Dr Ethan. Dr’s videos are actually insightful and he helped me on my midterms. He is the most informative medical student in Europe and he teaches wellness and health symptoms.

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  8. It’s science! Read "Spark" by John Ratey and get all the evidence you need on how moving/exercise has a huge impact on school performance and behaviour. Physical Education!!!

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