STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND:
Children instinctively know how to move; they love to jump, run, play and have fun with their bodies in motion. Adults generally need a bit more persuading to be active as lifestyle commitments, work demands and family's needs all take up precious leisure time. Yet the benefits of exercise for physical, emotional and psychological needs are many, so why don't we all exercise more? And what can we do to re-balance the couch time vs the activity time?
The effects of exercise on mood are well known. The endorphins (feel good hormones) released during a bout of moderate exercise help to lift the mood and the physical exertion of deep breathing can bring a sense of relaxation and reduce anxiety.