The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series

Welcome back to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I’m your host, Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is brought to you by Journey Sleep Chair.

We are poised to dive into a discussion that promises to enlighten and inspire. As we approach the year’s end, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our wellness journey and set empowering goals for the future.  Our show today is part of our Fitness

guest, Sabrena Jo, Ph.D., who’ll join us in just a minute.  But, by way of introduction, Dr. Sabrena Jo, of course, is a favorite with our Not Old Better audience and is the American Council on Exercise (ACE) LIAISON TO THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH. Dr. Sabrena Jo, will tell us today about some very exciting research which suggests that exercising is even more important to mental health than ever before thought.  Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, with profound implications for individuals and communities. According to the National Institute for Health, depression increases the risk for many physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Similarly, chronic conditions can increase the risk for mental illness.  Physical activity empowers minds and bodies.

Joining us is a remarkable figure in the world of fitness and mental health, Dr. Sabrena Jo from the American Council on Exercise. Dr. Jo is not just a fitness expert; she’s a pioneer in integrating innovative exercise psychology and approaches to wellness that resonate with all ages, especially those of us over 60.

We’ll be exploring a range of vital topics today. From the links between nutrition and mental health, the transformative power of movement, to the often-underestimated role of sleep in our mental well-being. Dr. Jo will share her expert insights on how these elements, coupled with mindful breathing, can significantly enhance our quality of life.

So, whether you’re looking to rejuvenate your fitness routine or seeking new ways to support your mental health, this conversation is for you. Prepare to be informed, motivated, and perhaps even transformed, as we delve into these crucial topics with Dr. Sabrena Jo.

My thanks always to Dr.Sabrena Jo, American Council on Exercise (ACE) LIAISON TO THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH. for joining us today.  Of course, my thanks to Journey Sleep Chair for sponsoring the show, and to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better™. The Not Old Better Show Please keep your emails coming to me with show ideas, suggestions and comments: @