The Appetite Episode #73: 

Exercise and Emotion: Why Your Workout Won’t Fix Everything 



Do you work out to deal with your emotions? There are so many messages out there that exercise will make you happier, healthier, and thinner…but none of these assumptions are a given, especially when movement is your only way to regulate or have a good day. This episode will explore the connection between exercise and emotions—unpacking the much more nuanced reality in order to broaden our understanding from the simplistic “exercise = happiness” equation. Opal: Food + Body Wisdom’s Co-Founder and head of the Exercise + Sport Program, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS sits down with host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC to talk overexercise, exercise avoidance, and how the inclusion of emotion in movement can be a place of beauty and healing. 


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Thank you to our team…

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: