European Psychiatric Association review demonstrates that exercise is an effective treatment for major mental health conditions and should form a core part of treatment.
Between the constant demands of work and family, it often seems like there's little or no time for play in our daily lives.
There is growing evidence to suggest that play – the type of joyful, unstructured physical activity that we typically associate with young children – can have significant health, mind and body benefits for adults as well.
How to develop a playful approach to life.
By developing a playful approach to life, you can awaken your mind and reach a new state of consciousness. That's because play changes and rewires your brain so that you become more receptive to new ideas, become more creative, and are better able to deal with stress in your everyday life.
How does play affect the hormones?
There are chemical and biological reasons why the act of play makes you feel better. Even 30 minutes of play can unlock powerful feel good hormones and change the way the brain responds to signals it receives.