Jasper Smits

SELF: How Exercise Can Make You Happy (in Just 20 Minutes!)


SELF writer Ginny Graves has covered the research of SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits.

The article in the latest issue of SELF, “How Exercise Can Make You Happy (in Just 20 Minutes!),” quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on his research finding that high levels of physical activity can buffer against stress for those who are at risk. Continue reading

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APA: The Exercise Effect

Science writer Kirsten Weir with The American Psychological Association has covered the research of SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits.

The December 2011 article, The Exercise Effect, quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on his research finding that high levels of physical activity can buffer against panic for those who are at risk. Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News: Get back into shape by teaming up with a workout group

groupNIA_2.jpgJournalist Leslie Garcia Barker interviewed SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits for an article on exercise in the Dallas Morning News.

The August 26 article, Get back into shape by teaming up with a workout group, quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on the benefits of a buddy system for motivating people to exercise. Continue reading

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SMU Daily Campus: Study suggests exercise helps anxiety

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SMU student journalist Bethany Suba has covered the research of SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits for The Daily Campus.

The August 24 article, Study suggests exercise helps anxiety, quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on his research finding that high levels of physical activity can buffer against panic for those who are at risk. Continue reading

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mlive.com: For Grand Rapids therapists, exercise and counseling promote well being

panic-300x199.jpgPersonal health journalist Paul R. Kopenkoskey has covered the research of SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits for the online news site mlive.com of the Grand Rapids Press.

The Aug. 1 article, For Grand Rapids therapists, exercise and counseling promote well being, quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on his research finding that high levels of physical activity can buffer against panic for those who are at risk. Continue reading

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Men’s Health: Stay Calm through Any Challenge

panic-300x199.jpgPersonal health journalist Andrew Katz has covered the research of SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits in the popular magazine Men’s Health.

The July 25 article, Stay Calm through Any Challenge, quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on his research finding that high levels of physical activity can buffer against panic for those who are at risk. Continue reading

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Regular exercise may help prevent the development of panic and related disorders

Runners-400x300-lo-res.jpgRegular exercise may help prevent the development of panic and related disorders, a new SMU study suggests.

People with intense fear of the nausea, racing heart, dizziness and shortness of breath that accompany panic — known as “high anxiety sensitivity” — reacted with less anxiety to a panic-inducing stressor if they are normally physical active, says SMU psychologist Jasper Smits. Continue reading

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2010 a year of advances for SMU scientific researchers at the vanguard of those helping civilization

ATLAS%20150x120.jpgSMU scientists are at the forefront of cutting-edge research aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, questions and issues.

See a sampling of the work they tackle, from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, to immigration, diabetes, evolution, childhood obesity and more. Besides working in campus labs and within the Dallas-area community, SMU scientists conduct research throughout the world. Continue reading

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TIME magazine: SMU’s Jasper Smits says exercise can help alleviate anxiety, depression

Exercise%20for%20anxiety%2C%20weights%2C%20400.jpgExercise is a great way to alleviate anxiety and depression, according to a new article in TIME magazine that features the research of SMU psychologist Jasper Smits.

Exercise is free and has no side effects, says the June 19 article “Is Exercise the Best Drug for Depression?” by Laura Blue. “Compare that with antidepressant drugs, which cost Americans $10 billion each year and have many common side effects: sleep disturbances, nausea, tremors, changes in body weight,” writes Blue. Continue reading

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