The sixth in this series from Gen Hall, our SoEd Belonging Lead, is focused on ‘Physical Activity’.
“As life as we know it changes and physical interaction is limited,
being active is more important than ever”. – Sandro Demaio, VicHealth CEO
Physical activity helps our body and mind in many ways. VicHealth lists a few of the key ones:
- Exercise releases chemicals in your brain, like serotonin and endorphins, which are great for your mood
- It can also lead to better sleep and give you more energy
- Physical movements can help ease tightness in your shoulders and neck, which often come with stress and anxiety
- And lastly, but definitely not least given the current situation, regular physical activity is great for your immune system.
Many people have taken this advice to heart, and the streets, paths and parks are thronging with walkers and bike riders! Hopefully you have some time to enjoy exercising outside. It would be great to share a photo of favourite walks, gardens and parks you are visiting during this time. Please email them to Genevieve.firstname.lastname@example.org