Moodzie realizes that moving can be a very tough task for many, however when one thinks about it there are both many psychological and physical benefits to moving. As maybe sometimes, we as humans need to move around especially, considering within this virtual world most adults and children spend the vast majority of their hours sitting, whether that be for personal or work-related reasons. Moving itself is critical for not only physical or psychological health, but also emotional and mood regulation, as physically active people typically have better moods than those who are not.
Moodzie will explain on why to make the task of moving something we should do more often, and in fact explain the psychological and physical benefits of moving. One physical benefit to combat the task of moving can be, that a lot of the times, moving can improve your cardiovascular system drastically. As really Moodzie loves to move, because now Moodzie has great cardio and never gets tired. This can help out in other sports, or areas of life, as good cardiovascular health is always great. Moodzie also loves to move because it helps with a clearer respiratory system, as now Moodzie can breathe a lot easier and better, compared to in the past, as it is near impossible for Moodzie to get tired because Moodzie moves all the time.
Moving can also be a great way to burn calories, hence Moodzie loves to move because now Moodzie’s physical condition is in top shape and very fit, because again Moodzie is moving all the time. Moodzie realizes that moving can certainly be a tough task, but something moving emphasizes on, is team effort, as usually when people move, they do so in groups a lot of the time, a team effort is required, whether that be a team effort in tasks such as organizing a cardio class, or a team effort in the sense of when people are struggling to adjust or psychologically be willing to keep on exercising, others around them similar to a team, give them support and help them out.
Moodzie also emphasizes on the psychological benefits of moving, because Moodzie realizes that moving can certainly be a tough and very daunting task for many, as sitting on a chair and playing games is a lot easier, however with a better state of health you can live life fully and do all kinds of activities for longer. Taking part in sports groups also helps develop social relationships and reduces the risk of depression and anxiety, as Moodzie realizes moving helps you physically and psychologically, hence we should all move.
Tip 1: Heavy work assists with emotional regulation
This blog has some great information about how ‘heavy work’ works and some activity ideas. This is important for some children to help with their emotional regulation
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Tip 2: Below are some great strategies for calming and improving focus:
From Natalie Clarke, Kerelyn Mahoney, Annette Smith
- Brain Gym
- Occupational Therapy
- Wii dance or sports
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