Welcome to our first Wellness Wednesday Blog! Visit AMSA On Call each Wednesday to get tips and advice on living a healthy lifestyle during your medical training. We will focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. If you have ideas for us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The writers of this blog consist of the members of the American Medical Student Association Wellness and Student Life Action Committee. We hope you enjoy our first post!
Exercise and the Brain
By Dasha Nesterova
AMSA Wellness and Student Life Action Committee
As a student interested in becoming a physician, I have always been well aware of the benefits of an active lifestyle for overall health. Yet knowing how exercising daily, for example, could help protect me from developing heart disease later on in life has not always helped me make the best decisions during moments when I have needed to study for a set of exams. Rather than maintain my fitness schedule, there have been times that I have decided to skip a trip to the gym or an outdoor jog just to get an extra hour of studying in. I’m sure many students have faced similar decisions not just once in a ...