Top ten summer activities to get you moving
Summer is finally here, and as Canadians, we know we must cherish, and take advantage of the few warm months that our country has to offer. The prevalence of technology however, stilts motivation and keeps many of us glued to our computer and televisions screens even in the summer. The Duke of Ed recognizes, and is concerned about the epidemic of inactivity among Canadian youth. More than 26% of children and youth are overweight or obese. That is 1.6 million people! Exercise is important not just for your physical health, but it is incredibly important for your mental health as well. Exercise increases both serotonin production and release. Serotonin is the chemical in your brain that carries signals between nerves and is responsible for maintaining your mood balance. A fun activity can lift you out of a bad mood, build your confidence, and create lasting friendships all the while reducing stress. After a great day of exercise, you’ll sleep better at night, leaving you nice and refreshed for the next warm summer morning. Here are just a few ideas to get you moving. Don’t be afraid to leave your own fun ideas in the comments!