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Moving the Body to Ease the Mind

How does moving your body influence your mental state? JWB Executive Director, Dr. Cassandra Vieten, explains how several chemicals in the brain and the body, including brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), activate when we exercise. In addition to the biological pathways, Dr. Vieten sheds light on psychological pathways and the mind-body connection.

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