Physical fitness is good medicine for mental health

Beatrice J. Doty

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Jake Steinfeld, chair and CEO of Body By Jake, serves as chair of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils. To learn more about the DON’T QUIT! campaign, visit www.natgovfit.org.

We know all too well about the physical effects that COVID-19 has had around the world including a rising death toll and a negative impact on the economy, but there’s an alarming invisible phenomenon happening as well — a rising toll on our mental health.

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