Whether it’s going out for a little stroll, playing a team sport, joining gym class, or cranking up the music and dancing it out for 5 minutes, getting active is a brilliant way to relieve stress, change mindset and allow your body to release endorphins. Endorphins released by your body reduce pain and give you that feel good factor!
Take small steps in the right direction to start with, and before you know it, getting active may become your favourite part of the day. The NHS recommends young people aim for 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day such as walking/ cycling to school, skateboarding/ roller skating or walking the dog.
Asides from the immediate positive mental effects, exercise contributes greatly to your physical health and getting a good night sleep too. As physical and mental well being go hand in hand, getting your body moving has great rewards all-round.
If you don’t already have a way to get active that you enjoy, give the BBC’s ‘Which sport are you made for’ tool a try – it only takes 30 seconds! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28062001