The Intersections of Exercise, Mental Health, and Body Image

 An overview of how exercise behavior relates to, affects, and is predicted by mental health with a specific focus on body-related thoughts, perceptions, and emotions. Suggestions for best-practice in fitness- and sport-related contexts will be highlighted.

An overview of how exercise behavior relates to, affects, and is predicted by mental health with a specific focus on body-related thoughts, perceptions, and emotions. Suggestions for best-practice in fitness- and sport-related contexts will be highlighted.

Biography

Maryam holds a Masters in Kinesiology from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto where she majored in neuroscience and biology. Currently, she is a second year PhD candidate in the Health Behavior and Emotion lab at the University of Toronto with research interests in women’s body image in fitness contexts. Maryam is also a fitness and nutrition coach and a recreational CrossFit and weightlifting athlete.

Maryam holds a Masters in Kinesiology from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto where she majored in neuroscience and biology. Currently, she is a second year PhD candidate in the Health Behavior and Emotion lab at the University of Toronto with research interests in women’s body image in fitness contexts. Maryam is also a fitness and nutrition coach and a recreational CrossFit and weightlifting athlete.

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