#25 Exercise for Mental Health - with Dr Brendon Stubbs

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

By Dr Rupy Aujla

#25 Exercise for Mental Health - with Dr Brendon Stubbs

This week I talk to Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London.


Brendon’s research focuses on physical activity, mental health and the mind-body interface.


Brendon and his team have published over 400 academic papers, and in 2016 he was identified in the journal 'Nature' (one of the biggest journals) - as one of the most productive scientists over all disciplines in the world.


In this episode, we talked about inflammation, we talked about diets, we talked about movement and how increasing physical activity rather than just focusing on specific exercise regimes, can all have benefits to our overall wellbeing and in particular our mood.


These are all topics that I talk about in my new book Eat to Beat Illness - in the section on 'Mood' where I talk about nutritional science but also lifestyle features, that can improve and preserve our brains, our cognition as well as our psychological wellbeing.


And you can find all of this information and more at www.thedoctorskitchen.com

 

Dr Brendon’s book Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness is out now and you can follow him on Twitter @BrendonStubbs. 

 

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