We have an old-fashioned relationship with movement and learning. We rarely allow them to happen at the same time. In schools and universities around the world we fill lecture theatres and classrooms with tables and chairs and expect learners to sit still while they learn. But what if we introduced
Did you know – belonging to a sport or exercise group can help protect people against depression
That’s according to new research published in Social Science and Medicine
The critical link is thought to be down to increased physical activity and reduced loneliness.
The researchers Studied four and a half thousand people and found that being a member of a sport or exercise group predicted fewer symptoms of depression four years later.
and clinical depression rates were half those of the non-group members
For YOU – this means that being a member of a sport or exercise group not only Increases physical activity and reduces loneliness, it can also reduce feelings of depression.
For SOCIETY – this means we should be creating opportunities in the workplace, in educational settings and in local communities for increased access to social exercise or sport.
Stevens, M., Lieschke, J., Cruwys, T., Cardenas, D., Platow, M.J., & Reynolds, K.J. (2021). Better together: How group-based physical activity protects against depression. Social Science & Medicine, Vol 286, October 2021, 114337.
People have understood the importance of human movement for centuries – it’s great for our mind, our body and our social relationships. Yet we live in a sedentary world, which wastes human lives and human potential more. Here are five fabulous books, from older to newer, full of wonderful reasons