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In the News

The New York Times

"Can Moving the Body Heal the Mind?"


Mind Body Green

"3 Hacks to Get Your Brain to Love Exercise, From a Neuroscientist"


Psychology Today NeuroFit Blog

"The Stress-Busting Effects of Exercise: How exercise can stave off stress-induced depression."


Psychology Today NeuroFit Blog

"Can an Interval Walk a Day Keep Dementia at Bay? How to exercise for better brain health."


The Measure of Everyday Life Radio

"Exercise and Our Brains"


Psychology Today NeuroFit Blog

"How to Cross-Train Your Brain: Exercises for better focus and creativity."


Les Mills

"Brain Fertilizer: Which Exercise Delivers the Neurochemicals You Need to Thrive?"


Original Strength

"Mental Health is Physical Health"


Apple Books

“Move the Body, Heal the Mind book review”


The Australian

“Brain tricks to make yourself exercise”


Men’s Health

“We Know Exercise Can Improve Our Mental Health, But What Happens When Anxiety Gets In The Way? This study examined the relationship between anxiety and starting exercise”


The Times

“No Motivation to exercise? Try these six tricks – Dr. Jennifer Heisz used her brain health expertise to motivate herself to get fit. This is how she did it.”


The New York Times

“Does High-Intensity Exercise Affect Our Hearts? Minds? Life Spans? Waistlines? – What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT”


The Wall Street Journal

“New Books on Better Workouts That Include Brain as Well as Body - Trick your brain into a better workout with books focusing on mind-body connection”


Tiny Beans

“13 Fast, Effective Workouts for Busy Parents”


CTV News

"Exercise and mental health: Canadian study finds the pandemic increased stress and lowered physical activity"


The Conversation

"The chronic stress of coronavirus is affecting your mental health. Here’s how exercise can help."


The Conversation

"Anxiety about coronavirus can increase the risk of infection — but exercise can help"


The Conversation

"High-intensity exercise improves memory and wards off dementia"


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Jennifer Heisz, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Brain Health & Aging  |  Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Ivor Wynn Centre, 206  | 1280 Main Street West  |  Hamilton ON L8S 4L8 Canada

The information provided here is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to replace advice from your health care provider.

Jennifer Heisz, PhD


Canada Research Chair in Brain Health & Aging Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Ivor Wynn Centre, 206

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8S 4L8 Canada