Monitoring Your Own Mental Health, Why Exercise If Not For Survival?

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A woman does a lunging pose on her yoga mat in her home with a computer desk setup in background.
Tamara Jackson teaches a fitness class through Zoom, an online meeting platform, Saturday, April 25, 2020, in New York. Frank Franklin II/AP Photo

A clinical psychologist discusses how to do a self-checkup on our mental health. And we talk with a human biology expert about why exercise is still important to modern humans.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Shilagh A. Mirgain Guest
  • Daniel Lieberman Guest

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