Mental Health Foundation say that physical activity is good for your body but it’s great for your mind too. Research has shown that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good – boosting your self-esteem, helping you concentrate as well as sleep, look and feel better. Not bad for something we can quite easily do for free!
Today at the group we did a Zumba class, this was really interesting as we have a wide variety of topics in the group programme. Group members were keen to try this as they realise that exercise increases levels of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins which make you feel better. See more in our previous blog post from February: The benefits of exercise
Group members were enthusiastic about taking part in the dancing as they had mentioned that they had restless energy to expend. They felt that they had had a good workout and had worked their muscles, along with having fun and a laugh particularly at some instances of quite exuberant moves!