Episode 5 - Being active can lead to lots of benefits from better mental health through to improving wellbeing.
Getting together to exercise or do activities can promote social interaction and physical health.
Ruth Lowry from the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences at the University of Essex talks to Professor Jules Pretty about the many projects she has researched from men's sheds through to drumming.
Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can improve policy and change people's lives.
Watch the full Brighter Futures film short series.
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