Unmistakable Classics: Kelly McGonigal | How Physical Activity Contributes to Human Happiness
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
Kelly McGonigal, author, psychologist, and educator, is on a mission to help everyone find strength, courage and joy through moving. Kelly uses uses science and stories to explain the connection between movement and happiness. Find out what it does to your brain, your relationships, and much, much more. Kelly invites us to get up and move with her as we dance our way to joy and well being.Visit Kelly's website at www.KellyMcGonigal.comOrder Kelly's book, The Joy of Movement See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Science of Movement: How to Use Exercise to Defeat Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness with Dr. Kelly McGonigal (Rebroadcast)
Dhru Purohit Podcast
The most common explanation for why exercise makes us happy is far too simplistic. The psychological effects of movement cannot be reduced to an endorphin rush. Physical activity influences many other brain chemicals, including those that give you energy, alleviate worry, and help you bond with others. It reduces inflammation in the brain, which over time can protect against depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Regular exercise also remodels the physical structure of your brain to make you more receptive to joy and social connection. These neurological changes rival those observed in the most cutting-edge treatments for both depression and addiction. On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. In this episode, Dhru and Kelly talk about how exercise can improve the treatment outcomes for depression, anxiety, and addiction. They discuss the science of why people who are regularly active have a stronger sense of purpose, experience more gratitude, love and hope, feel more connected to their communities, and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed. They also talk about how during physical activity, muscles secrete hormones into our bloodstream that make our brain more resilient to stress, which scientists call “hope molecules.” In this episode, we dive into: -The moment that changed Kelly’s life -The connection between joy and movement -How exercise can help with mental health -How to get past the mental barriers when it comes to movement and exercise -The role movement plays when it comes to loneliness -Why the so-called “Runner’s High” is more than just an endorphin rush, and how it helps to reduce inflammation in the brain -How exercise teaches us to be better at stress -Why you should set a goal that involves movement, not just weight loss -How exercise enhances healing For more on Dr. Kelly McGonigal, you can follow her on Instagram @kellymariemcgonigal, on Facebook @kellymcgonigalauthor, and through her website http://kellymcgonigal.com/. You can find her music playlists on Spotify by searching her name: Kelly McGonigal. Get her book, The Joy of Movement, at http://kellymcgonigal.com/books.For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Sign up for Dhru’s Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by BLUblox.As someone who is on the computer a lot, I realized all that screen time was negatively affecting how well I slept. I started learning about blue light and how it disrupts the body’s natural melatonin production, so I decided to try blue-light blocking glasses throughout the day to see if they helped—and they totally did. I love the blue-light blocking glasses made by BLUblox. BLUblox glasses reduced my digital eye strain and dramatically improved my sleep, and I have more energy throughout the day. Right now BLUblox is offering my listeners 20% off, just go to blublox.com/dhru and use code DHRU at checkout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#208: Dr Kelly McGonigal - Stanford Psychologist Explains Why Movement Will Change Your Life
This is episode 208. Today on the show, we are joined by Dr Kelly McGonigal.Kelly is a world-leading health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Kelly’s previous books include the joy of movement, the willpower instinct and the upside of stress. Kelly’s Ted talk’s combined have over 20 million views, and she was called by Oprah magazine a visionary.In today’s episode, we discuss the effect that movement has on the body. We look at this from the evolutionary perspective, why we’ve evolved to feel so good after a run or a workout, we look at why exercise triggers what Kelly has called ‘’hope molecules’’, we discuss whether movement can end the epidemics of loneliness, anxiety and depression that are unfortunately so prominent in the world and we also examine how movement can be used as a tool for connection, not just to ourselves and others, but to the entire planet.I hope that you enjoy this conversation, with the superb Kelly McGongial.Links:http://freedompact.co.uk/newsletter (Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Newsletter)https://instagram.com/freedompact https://twitter.com/FreedomPactPod http://kellymcgonigal.com
301. Stanford Psychologist Dr. Kelly McGonigal on Why Stress Is Good For You and How Stress Can Make You Stronger
Better Together with Maria Menounos
Originally Aired: August 26, 2020 You've probably been told by many smart people that stress is harmful for your body, but get ready to have your mind blown. Studies show that the BELIEF that stress is harmful is far more toxic than the actual stress itself. Dr. Kelly McGonigal will fundamentally change your entire relationship to stress through her incredible teachings. She's grown a massive following (including O Magazine's FIRST Visionary Award), because of her powerful advocacy of MINDSET shifts around stress. Kelly says that stress is simply: "what arises in your brain and in your body when something that you care about is at stake." By ingraining this belief system into our everyday life, we'll create new neural pathways that will actually create a "biology of courage" in our bodies when we face stressful moments. And don't even get me STARTED on Kelly's research on movement and exercise. She highlights new studies that show us that our muscles are our own pharmacies that produce natural anti-depressants when we exercise. Talk about inspiring! I know this episode can change lives, and I'd LOVE for you to share it with someone who needs this message. Check out the full show on YouTube, and make sure you subscribe when you land there! RESOURCES: Kelly's Website: http://kellymcgonigal.com/ Kelly's New Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07... Kelly's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyV…--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
The Science of Resilience - Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. - Mind Body
Health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., joins us on the Collective Insights podcast. She is a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” Today she shares with us a different view towards understanding stress, as she discusses why stress has benefits. It turns out that stress is what allows us to experience meaning, to make a difference in the world, to make progress on our goals. For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/the-science-of-resilience-kelly-mcgonigal-ph-d-mind-body
Dr. Kelly McGonigal - Willpower, Stress, Movement, Compassion (Hidden Gem - Episode #164)
Health, Wellness & Performance Coaching
Stanford’s Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a multiple-time best-selling author and a pioneer in the field “science-help” as she aims to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her TED talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend," is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, with over 20 million views.Dr. McGonigal is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct, The Upside of Stress and The Joy of Movement. We took a deeper dive into some of the surprising findings from each of these key areas during our conversation.For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218. This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more!Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel
How to Make Stress Your Friend, with Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal
Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels
Ep 166 - Mind-Body Visionary Kelly McGonigal Reveals the Connection Between Fitness and Mental Health
Escape Your Limits
Today, we’re speaking with an author, psychologist, and educator who is passionate about helping you understand the mind-body connection. Her TED Talk titled “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” has amassed a staggering 25 million views. In her latest book, The Joy of Movement, she explores how just 20-minutes of physical exercise can be a powerful antidote to the afflictions of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. The key takeaways from our conversation include why physical activity during the pandemic is absolutely essential and how it is strongly linked to mental health, the importance of collective joy, distinguishing dependence from harmful addiction, how movement and music fuel you for everything else that matters in your life, and the vital role of “hope molecules” in improving our levels of resilience Please welcome the mind-body visionary, Kelly McGonigal, to the Escape Your Limits podcast. For more information visit https://escapefitness.com/podcast Video – https://youtu.be/-MzvWIX_q0s Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, she explores why movement can and should be a source of joy. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who is known for her work in the field of 'science help' which focuses on translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support health and well-being. Visit http://kellymcgonigal.com/ to find out more about this mind-body visionary. Episode highlights - You can’t practice happiness without exercise. Just 20-minutes of continuous movement triggers a reliable change of brain chemistry to give you energy, reduce pain, decrease stress and anxiety, and increase optimism and hope. Movement changes people’s lives. It’s as important as eating and sleeping. Your capacity to release higher levels of adrenaline comes with your conditioning and fitness level. We can actually use stress as a catalyst for things like courage, social connection, and growth. Thinking about movement as a vehicle for experiencing joy in life, as opposed to something you have to get through in order to burn calories. Stress is energy that you can harness. Physical activity throughout this pandemic is strongly linked to mental health. It is essential. Now is the time to invest in a relationship with an activity that really brings out a side of you that is important. A harmful, destructive addition to exercise is when people never feel like they’ve done enough. They start to organize their entire lives around it to the point where it interferes with their job or their relationships. Moving your body is good for your mental health, your happiness, your meaning in life, and your relationships with others. Exercise and movement fuels you for everything else that matters in life. Different forms of movement release a lot of the same chemicals as substances that people use recreationally or abuse. Exercise is the only rewarding thing that upregulates chemicals in your body to make your brain more sensitive to joy. When you exercise, when you use your muscles, you are giving yourself medicine. And it is medicine you can't access any other way. Your muscles are this amazing pharmacy that are manufacturing and storing chemicals that have profound effects on your physical and mental health. Join Matthew Januszek in this fascinating and in-depth conversation with Kelly McGonigal.