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How Physical Activity Combats Mental Health Issues with Children

Posted: May 07, 2018

Everywhere you go these days, you will hear a lot these days about how physical activity is good for your children. It keeps them fit and healthy and can help in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what is less often discussed, though no less important, is the connection between physical activity and mental health in children.

And this isn’t just wishful guessing either. There’s a lot of empirical evidence to back this up. Many recent medical studies have found strong positive links between physical activity and a variety of mental functions, such as more positive self-esteem and self-perception, sharper cognitive functions, and even positive effects on behavioral disorders like ADHD. It has also been linked to alleviating mental health issues in children, such as depression and anxiety.

In honor of mental health month, we’re going to explore some of the key ways in which physical activity combats mental health issues with children and increases your child’s cognitive awareness. We’ll split these advantages into several broad themes:


Defining Communication – The Key to Success for Kids and Adults

Posted: April 24, 2018

Communication is “the link between the world and me.”  Communication is how we relate to ourselves and everything around us.  It is so important that the success of a society depends on how well it communicates.  The word communication comes from the word “common”, which means “equal.”  This means that in order to communicate with each other, we must find common ground.  To ensure this, our communication must be seen, heard and felt.

Communication can be verbal or nonverbal.  Visual communication has to do with the way we use body language to deliver our message.  Verbal communication refers to the way we sound: the tone of our voice, what words we make sound important, and how our voice changes when we speak.  Physical communication involves appropriately touching someone while we speak with them.

We can also communicate with ourselves.  It takes a great amount of practice to communicate with ourselves, teaching ourselves to grow into the successful people we want to be.


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