Austin L. McDonald's research while affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine and other places

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Background Physical activity may protect the mental health of medical students, yet it is unknown which types and intensities of physical activity have the greatest potential to improve medical student well-being. Objective We characterize the relationship between exercise intensity and stress levels of U.S. medical students, thereby informing the...


... explained by the association between psychological impact and sleep quality with the intensity of lifestyle behaviors. Studies have demonstrated that more intensive physical activity was needed to achieve greater psychological health.44,45 Our findings should be considered in light of some limitations.Using a web-based questionnaire with a convenience sampling technique raises the generalizability issue while the cross-sectional study design hinders us to infer causality. ...