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Leisure and Stress

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 28, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 16:13

Guest: Matthew Zawadzki, professor and health psychologist at the University of California, Merced Most of us see the wisdom of a little leisure from time to time, right? A balance of work and play makes for better health and happiness in the long run, but it turns out that leisure activity also has immediate and measurable effects on the mind and body. Health psychologist Matthew Zawadazki figured this out by hooking people up to heart monitors and quizzing them throughout the day as they engaged in work and play.