Joy, gratitude, presents, silliness, laughter, and movement shine brightly through play and play lightens the heart. Stressing about adulty stuff is literally never ending, am I right?
There are a few guarantees in life, but adult stress is 100% one of them whether it be work, family, financial relationships, etc. Infusing play into your life helps you hit pause on the stress, and let’s you reconnect to who you really are through simple pleasures.
Here are three benefits for adding PLAY INTO YOUR DAILY FLOW FOR HEALTH:
1. Stress Relief. Engaging in play activities can help reduce stress levels. Play allows you to take a break from your daily responsibilities, providing an opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment. It promotes the release of endorphins, which are your body’s natural mood-boosting chemicals, helping to diffuse stress and improve overall well-being.
2. Physical Fitness. Play often involves physical movement, which is essential for maintaining a healthy body. Participating in activities, such as sports, dancing, or even a playful exercises like jumping on a trampoline and playing tag can improve cardiovascular health, increase stamina and strengthen muscles. Regular physical activity through play can also help manage weight and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
3. Cognitive Stimulation. Play stimulates your brain and enhances cognitive function. Engaging in activities that require problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking such as puzzles, strategic games or even learning a musical instrument can improve memory. Concentration is mental agility. Play can also foster imagination and promote a sense of curiosity, which are valuable for personal growth and lifelong learning.