This video examines the research and scientific information surrounding the benefits exercise can have on students’ mental health.
This video was made by McMaster University students Kulsum Saeed, Joel Purvis, Isfandyar Menon and Dominic Wozniak in collaboration with the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program.
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