What do we want for our children?

Introduction When asking ‘what do we want for our children?’ a common denominator in response is that they will go on to flourish in their own lives (De Ruyter, 2004). This is perhaps not a … Read More

Physical Literacy and Flourishing

Introduction We say that a good specimen of an oak tree is an oak tree that is flourishing. In the same way it could be argued that a good society is one in which people … Read More

Benefits of Exercise in Relation to Mental Health

Reduce Stress – Exercises increased concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s responses to stress. Boost Happy Chemicals – Exercise releases endorphins which create feelings of happiness and euphoria. Studies have shown … Read More

Exercise and Immunity

An overview of the recent studies showing a positive correlation between improved immunity to various illnesses and the amount of physical exercise.