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Can You Make Movement More Joyful?

Are You Moving Enough To Build Hope Molecules?

Podcast with Kelly McGonigal

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. As a pioneer in the field of science help, her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal wellbeing and strengthen communities.
Kelly is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, The Willpower Instinct, and The Upside of Stress and her newest book is The Joy of Movement.

In this week’s episode, we explore the latest research on why movement – not just exercise – is so important for our wellbeing and the simple, joyful ways we can get moving more.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:17] – Kelly shares the latest research findings on why movement is so important for our wellbeing.
  • [05:23] – Kelly explains why we don’t have to exercise in order to enjoy the wellbeing benefits that come from moving.
  • [11:30] – Kelly shares some of the latest research on how high-intensity movement – like running – helps to fuel endocannabinoids which improve our ability for social connection.
  • [15:49] – Kelly explains how long-term regular exercise helps to build hope molecules that help us recover from trauma or depression and improves our levels of resilience.
  • [15:49] – Kelly helps us understand how calm synchronized movements, even when we’re sitting down, can increase our pain tolerance and improve our sense of connection.
  • [15:49] – Kelly offers some tips for how workplaces can help their workers to move more.
  • [22:48] – Kelly completes the Lightning Round.

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