Helps relaxation

• Regular physical activity can bring remarkable changes to your body, your metabolism, your heart, and your spirits. It has a unique capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm and help you relax. • Regular exercise can increase self-confidence, improve your mood, help you relax, and lower symptoms of mild depression and anxiety. Exercise can also improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. • Physical activity can be a healthy and effective way to cope with stress and anxiety, it reduces the level of stress hormones in the body and increases chemicals in the brain that boost our mood and reduce pain and help us relax.

• Children can perform Aerobic activity to reduce stress and help them relax - Activities can include Bike or scooter rides, Family walks or hikes, Hula hooping, skipping, Swimming If you have a packed schedule, don't worry about setting aside large chunks of time for an aerobic workout. Children need at least 180 minutes of physical activity each day, but you can break this time up into short periods. • Stretching activities can also help relieve tension in muscles. You can teach your child to stop and do a quick stretch if they start to feel stress throughout the day. Stretching can also be beneficial before bed because it allows children to wind down and get ready for sleep. • Yoga is part exercise, part meditation, which is perfect for clearing the mind and easing stress. Like stretching, yoga can also be helpful before bed to help your child relax. It can also be a helpful way to start the day with a calm mind.

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