Be calm, let your body speak
Listen and your body will tell you what it needs… exercise is a good way to listen
Why Exercise Works
You don’t have to win every game to improve your mental health. The physical boost you receive from exercise helps release endorphins in your brain, making you feel better emotionally. You may also sleep better at night, feeling more rested and alert the next day. When you’re under pressure at work, school or life in general, shooting hoops, doing ‘keepie ups’ or practising drills can help you focus your energy and de-stress. Join one of our wellness clubs at let your body speak!
Every Wednesday @ Damilola Taylor Centre, London SE15 6DR
Mental Health Benefits
"Perfecting your shooting or improving your dribbling skills can give you a natural high"
Exercise doesn’t just affect your physical health but has a positive effect on your mental health as well. The exercise you get from playing sports releases endorphins, or neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce pain and can induce a feeling of euphoria. This sensation, also known as a “runner’s high,” can help battle the symptoms of depression by providing the body with a natural, physical feeling of happiness
- Teaches coordination
- Promotes teamwork and sharing
- Teaches you to think on-the-go
- Helps to increase skills in concentration, persistence and self-discipline
- Is a great way to meet people and exercise with friends
- Can provide an opportunity to increase your confidence and self-esteem, and help to reduce anxiety