Expert Panel to Lead Discussion on Important Report from the John W. Brick Foundation on Movement & Mental Wellness

At this Wellness Sector Spotlight, a distinguished panel of health and wellness experts took a deep dive into important findings from the John W. Brick Foundation’s new “Move Your Mental Health Report.” This landmark report synthesizes 30 years of scientific studies linking physical activity to mental wellbeing and provides recommendations on incorporating results with a well-rounded treatment plan. The information will be of great interest to movement and fitness professionals.

During the Zoom session, the panel focused on trends highlighted in the report. The study also includes 20 different exercise modalities, from yoga to running, and explains how each influences different mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

Panel members, from left to right above: C. Victor Brick, CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners and founder of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation; Lynne Brick, co-founder of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation; Gerard Bodeker, PhD, professor and GWI Mental Wellness Initiative chair; and Elissa Epel, PhD, professor and vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. Cassandra Vieten, executive director of the John W. Brick Foundation, will moderate the Wellness Sector Spotlight.