Exercise & Mental Health Laboratory (EMHL)

The Exercise and Mental Health Lab includes studies examining the effect of physical activity on mental health. Studies have included randomized trials examining theory-based behavioral strategies to increase exercise among individuals at risk for mental health issues. Most recent studies have examined the effect of telephone-based physical activity interventions on preventing perinatal depression among women who are at high risk for depression.


 
Professor Beth Lewis talks about her research (November 2016)

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Frayeh, Lewis publish in Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Monday, November 13, 2017: Amanda Frayeh, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology 2015 graduate, is lead author on an article she recently published with Beth Lewis, Ph.D., professor and director of the School of Kinesiology. The article, which was based on Frayeh’s dissertation study, is titled “The effect of mirrors on women’s state body image responses to yoga,” and was published this month … Continue reading Frayeh, Lewis publish in Psychology of Sport and Exercise


Lewis quoted in article on yoga and preventing weight gain in the Minnesota Daily

Thursday, October 19, 2017: An article in the October 18 online issue of the Minnesota Daily features a study showing a relationship between the effect of practicing yoga and preventing weight gain. Researchers studied young adults who were overweight five years before the study, and found that those who engaged in yoga had a slight weight loss over time, while … Continue reading Lewis quoted in article on yoga and preventing weight gain in the Minnesota Daily


Tucker Center benefactor, Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, passes away

Wednesday, August 16, 2017: We have recently learned of the passing of Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, our founder and benefactor. The Tucker Center was established in 1993 due to her incredible and ongoing support and generosity. Dr. Tucker graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1945, majoring in Recreation Leadership. She went on to earn a doctorate in Counseling … Continue reading Tucker Center benefactor, Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker, passes away


Lewis is co-investigator on NIH/National Institute of Nursing grant

Thursday, June 29, 2017: Beth Lewis, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology director and professor, is a co-investigator on an NIH/National Institute of Nursing grant (R01 NR016705-01), “Community-based intervention effects of older adults’ physical activity and falls.” The purpose of this study is to identify behavioral change strategies that lead to increased physical activity and in turn lead to a reduction in falls and improved … Continue reading Lewis is co-investigator on NIH/National Institute of Nursing grant


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