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Yes, you can try something new

Adults who take on a new sport or a musical instrument find life is a lot more fun. The Department of Health & Aging's Meridith Griffin spoke to the Hamilton Spectator about the benefits of starting new physical activities as an adult.

Mar 16, 2017

Meridith Griffin, an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University, studies adults starting new physical activities. "My research shows benefits in self-confidence and in expanding your social circle. Overall, these are linked to improvement in health and well-being," said Griffin, adding that taking that first step can be scary.

She says many adults are held back by memories of being picked last in gym class and are afraid to fail. But when they find something they love, it is a very positive experience.

You can read the full article on the Hamilton Spectator website.