More and more people these days understand and act on the information that physical activity is preventative medicine for mental health. In this Fit Kids Conversation with Brendan Sullivan, Founder/CEO of Zama Health, he explains how his app aids athletes in maximizing their physical and mental health.
Conversation Highlights include:
0:27 What is Zama?
2:30 Brendan’s background leading to launching Zama to address the increasing need for student-athlete access to mental health information and services
3:42 On the mental health challenges stemming from youth sports: “Youth sports is a disaster, in a lot of ways, from a mental health standpoint.”
7:35 Common sources of mental health challenges for student-athletes, such as social media, early sport specialization for youth, the focus on elite youth sports programs, and the financial pressure and opportunity tied to the changing landscape of name-image-likeness (NIL) rights
9:27 The most frequent obstacles in the way of getting people moving and keeping them moving
10:38 Brandon’s own fitness journey, “I hate where I’m at!”
12:20 How Zama will address the wide range of its users’ goals, sports preferences, and stated challenges or sources of stress and anxiety
13:56 Zama’s community element, connecting athletes, trainers, and therapists to generate proactive use of physical activity as preventative medicine.