Episode #139: How to correctly use movement and exercise to defeat depression and loneliness, reduce worry, and eliminate anxiety with Dr. Kelly McGonigal
We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that movement changes us from the inside out, improving both our mental and physical health? In this episode I discuss the power of movement with bestselling author, research psychologist and lecturer at Stanford Dr. Kelly Mcgonigal, and how exercise can help defeat depression, anxiety, loneliness and shame, making us feel more connected with ourselves and with others.
PLUS Kelly shares some great tips on how to get more movement and exercise at home and in your daily routine so you don't even have to go to a gym!
Podcast Time Highlights
-2:39 What Kelly wants written on her tombstone
-4:25 How exercise helps heal depression and anxiety
-9:11 Your brain on exercise
-13:20 How exercise makes you a nicer person
-16:45 How movement connects us
-21:00 Why all movement is good movement
-25:00 How exercise helps us deal with toxic stress
-32:18 Hope molecules
-37:44 Exercise and the gut microbiome
-44:00 How movement can help you love yourself
-48:13 Exercise and imposter syndrome
Read the transcript and blog on this episode: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-correctly-use-movement-and-exercise-to-defeat-depression-and-loneliness-reduce-worry-and-eliminate-anxiety-with-dr-kelly-mcgonigal-the-extraordinary-link-between-mindful-movement-joy-and-human-connection
For more info on Dr. Kelly and to get her book visit: http://kellymcgonigal.com
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