The mental health problems that have received the most attention are anxiety and depression. However, exercise appears to be associated with positive changes in mood states and a reduction in overall levels of anxiety and depression.
We do early-morning workouts, lunch-hour runs between meetings, and runs through the streets in the evening to clear the stress of the day from our minds. It can feel like we are alone during those times. Even if you see other runners around, our paths cross for only a few seconds before we dive back in to our own worlds. Therefore, running can feel individual or even lonely sometimes.
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is a collaborative approach to learning and health that answers the call for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. In this post adapted from Elementary School Wellness Education, we explore the steps you’ll need to take to establish the WSCC model in your school.
Dancers of the #Seniorstars programme, Bühnen Bern Ballett, Switzerland. Clare Guss-West. Photographer: Nathalie Jufer Every Wednesday at Bern Ballet, in Switzerland, the #Seniorstars – gangs of senior women aged 65-90+ gather. They shatter our preconceptions of senior activity – they are noisy, exuberant, confident, animated, articulate, engaged. On Wednesdays they feel alive, they feel visible, they feel free, they escape physical and age-related limitations, they break boundaries, they go beyond, they dare.
Are there differences in physical activity and sport participation across genders? We explore in this extract from Social Issues in Sport.
Long-term athlete development (LTAD) represents a big shift in the way sport is delivered. But what is it and should you be adopting it?
Finding effective ways to teach children physical education can be tough. Ability grouping in PE is a big talking point, but is it effective?
Understanding physical literacy is now essential for P.E. teachers worldwide. But what is physical literacy and why is it so important?