“Exercise Relieves Stress, But Does It Make You Feel Good?”
Presented by: John Bartholomew, PhD • Department Chair & Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
It is well established that weeks of exercise training helps to improve mental health. What can one bout of exercise do? Is 10-15 minutes of exercise or even a brief walk enough to improve your mood? In this lecture, I will address this question and how to structure exercise to achieve the greatest impact on mood. I will also discuss the differences between feeling less bad and feeling good and how this difference relates to the benefits of exercise.
Dr. Bartholomew received his A.B. (with honors) in Psychology from Harvard University, where was a member of the varsity football team. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Arizona State University. He began as an Assistant Professor at UT Austin in 1996 and he has spent the last 20 years studying physical activity and public health, with a specific interest in mental health and physical activity in elementary schools. He is Associated Editor-in-Chief of the Translation Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Fellow in both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology.