Free Community Seminar: Exercise and Mental Health

Free Seminar for the Community!

Review recent scientific evidence supporting the importance of regular physical activity and the effects on depression, anxiety and maintaining a healthy brain. It has been known for a long time that regular exercise is good for your heart, muscles, and bones. Many studies have also concluded that regular physical activity promotes overall mental health. Specifically, aerobic exercise (brisk walking, cycling, running, dancing, walking the dog, etc.) improves cognitive processes and memory, has analgesic and antidepressant effects, reduces anxiety, and induces a sense of well-being.

Presented by Jim Hicks, PhD
James Hicks, PhD is a cardiopulmonary physiologist and former Director of the Exercise Medicine and Sports Science Center at UC Irvine. Dr. Hicks received his PhD in biomedical sciences from the School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, and postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Germany, and UCSD. He has been a Professor at UC Irvine for 32 years.


Space is limited! Please register below to confirm your spot. Registration will only be open until event is full. If you have friends or family that would like to attend as well, please send them this page to register!

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Sep 07 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Community Education,
Free Events


MedFit Training and Education Center
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite K3, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
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