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Happiness in Progress podcast: Mental health impacts of exercise feat. Dilan Dane

Happiness in Progress with Danielle Craig

"To admit there are mental health benefits to [exercise], you have to admit there are problems - and we have trouble doing that." - Dilan Dane

Dilan Dane is the CEO of Sytem2. That's the first relationship based, technology fitness brand that prioritizes longevity over quick-fix exercise fads and unnatural appearance standards.

Dilan grew up in Sri Lanka, but ultimately studied computer science at MIT. Dilan founded the tech company Scoopler which was acquired by Google in 2011.

He credits fitness as the corner stone of his success and progress which is why he created System2.

Today we talk about:

  • What it was like growing up in Sri Lanka
  • What happened when he got to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and how his mental health took a huge hit
  • What one professor did that may have saved his life
  • We also chat about fitness and its impact on mental health