The effects of exercise on mental illness

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The video looks at how exercise affects mental health, specifically for the adult and elderly populations. An exercise physiologist, who is a part of the Stay Well program at St. Josephs’s Hospital, was interviewed to share his expertise on the benefits of exercise.

This video was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine students Ava Oliaei, Nour Eddin Garada and Nadia Butt.

Copyright McMaster University 2019

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