Exercise benefits children

Two new studies published recently in the journal Paediatrics, show how exercise can help children combat depression as well as behavioural disorders.

Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, and other conditions. However, physical activity is also beneficial to the …

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24 May, 2020

Emotional benefits of running

Running certainly good for the body, but evidence reveals that it has many important benefits for the mind as well. Whether you’re a casual runner or a dedicated marathoner, your running routine can confer a number of positive mental effects.

Changes in the Brain

Running can help train the mind as much as it trains the body. You learn to focus and with determination can overcome obstacles …

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22 Apr, 2020

Surprising benefits of Exercise

There are plenty of compelling reasons for us to start moving, the age is immaterial. Exercise is medicine. A pill doesn’t replace exercise.

Below are just some of the surprising benefits of exercise:

You might feel happier

Studies show that exercise make people feel better and can even relieve symptoms of depression. Exercise triggers the release of hormones in the brain such as serotonin, endorphins and dopamine that dull …

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18 Mar, 2020

Exercise and mental strength

Exercise is good for you, it’s also good for your mental strength. It helps enhance your mood, helps you build your mental strength, keeping the minds sharp, and you physically fit, outlined below:

Sharper memory and thinking

The same hormones that make you feel better also help you concentrate. Exercise stimulates the growth of new brain cells …

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21 Feb, 2020

Exercise, a coping mechanism

Exercise as a coping mechanism is important. It improves your mood, increases self-esteem and self-confidence. Exercise can relax you it can also reduce anxiety and mild depression. Exercise is also good for and helps with sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, anxiety and depression.

When stress interferes with our ability to cope, exercise helps us get over stress. When our body feels better our mind will too. Exercise when used as a coping mechanism can be the difference …

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19 Jan, 2020

Running and mental health

Running has its benefits, as well as disadvantages. Yes, it’s good for cardiovascular health, helps build muscle, and also helps take care of our minds, but without the right running shoes or us understanding how to run well, running can cause injury. Running can cause pressure on the knees, leading to damage to the knee joint.

Its benefits are clear. As you begin to run, your respiratory system starts working harder as you mentally prepare yourself to go out on your run. As you push yourself to go faster, the body starts releasing …

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20 Dec, 2019

Circulation Exercises

Improving your circulation through exercise is one of the best ways of improving and preventing cardiovascular and circulation problems is to exercise.

The British Heart Foundation statistics show cardiovascular or circulatory diseases cause over a quarter of all deaths in the UK each year. In England and Wales, this is an estimated 124,000 deaths and about …

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23 Oct, 2019

Best exercises for anger

Anger and stress go hand in hand. As stress levels rise, so do our levels of frustration and tension. When we carry repressed or uncontrolled anger, those will cause us aggravation and stress.

Effectively handling anger requires us to use a combination of stress and management exercises. These techniques may be learned on your own, or for maximum benefits discussed with a …

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21 Sep, 2019

Exercise & better health

We now all know that one of the most important contributors to better health is exercise. Evidence shows exercise can enhance your health and overall well-being. Unfortunately for very many people, desk-based jobs and sedentary pastimes, such as watching TV, going online, or playing computer and video games, have replaced more active lifestyles.

What exercise can do for you

People are simply not physically active enough to meet the minimum threshold for good health – that is, burning at least 700 to 1,000 calories a week through physical pursuits. The benefits of exercise may …

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20 Aug, 2019