Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD, and Wesley Smith, PhD, presented “Fred’s Verdict: Exercise as a Replacement for ‘Fight or Flight’ and Its Impact on Brain Health​” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in March 2021.

How to cite: Bartlit, Fred H. Smith, Wesley. “Fred’s Verdict: Exercise as a Replacement for ‘Fight or Flight’ and Its Impact on Brain Health” March 2021. Accessed Oct 2021. https://grandroundsinurology.com/freds-verdict-exercise-as-a-replacement-for-fight-or-flight-and-its-impact-on-brain-health/

Fred’s Verdict: Exercise as a Replacement for ‘Fight or Flight’ and Its Impact on Brain Health – Summary:

Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD, founder of Bartlit Beck LLP and co-founder of StrongPath, talks with Wesley Smith, PhD, Chair of the Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Program at the University of Miami and the Chief of Product Development for StrongPath, about the effects of exercise on brain health as well as the physiological benefits of how exercise mimics the body’s “fight or flight” response. Fred discusses research indicating that exercise is an essential component of brain health, as well as influencing and improving numerous biological processes. Dr. Smith breaks down how the evolutionary “fight or flight” response to stress actually has a positive impact on health and how exercise mimics that stress in a world with fewer threats. He also details the physiological processes resulting from exercise that can impact brain health.

Fred’s Verdict is a biweekly commentary from GRU focusing on health, exercise and nutrition and its impact on length and quality of life. For more on exercise and nutrition and its impact on long-term outcomes for patients, visit our Next Generation Learning Center, edited by Dr. Smith.