You don’t have to be an elite professional athlete to reap the benefits of sport and physical exercise. The simple act of moving your body – in whatever way you are able to do so – does wonders for your mental wellbeing, your productivity, and your mood.
Competing in a race is fantastic: the thrill of being amongst a big group of other runners, the fun of running somewhere you normally wouldn’t be able to, the advantage of being timed in a race environment, and the high of crossing that finish line. But there are a few steps before you can get there.
‘Blue Zones’ are regions of the world where people live longer. These areas of unusual longevity have long fascinated researchers, as they try to ascertain what these locales have in common that result in the long-lasting health of their residents.
Trauma and adversity have a profound effect on the biological, psychological, neurological and social wellness of a child. A trauma-informed approach to early learning includes developing a thorough understanding of the ways trauma impacts children, and recognising symptoms of trauma as being adaptive, rather than pathological.
A new program seeks to provide aged care residents with reading material, and the added stimulation of providing feedback to the writers. Pages for Wisdom pairs residents in aged care facilities with new and established writers, offering the opportunity for residents to provide feedback on works in progress.
Anyone who has regularly worked through the night knows the tired, sluggish feeling associated with a string of night shifts, and the difficulty of catching up on sleep during the day.