Adult play

The amazing health practice few are talking about…

Giving ourselves space to play has many, MANY benefits for our wellbeing, including:

  • endorphin release;
  • improvements in brain function and growth (play triggers secretion of BDNF, a substance essential for the growth of brain cells);
  • memory improvement;
  • stimulation of creativity;
  • relationship building (it even makes us more attractive to others!);
  • nervous system balancing (stimulating the Parasympathetic Nervous System – essential for growth, healing and stress adaptation);
  • builds skills and physical attributes (strength, fitness, reactivity etc);
    stress reduction;
  • lowers blood pressure;
  • increases dopamine release (a key neurotransmitter in motivation, productivity, focus and zest for life); and
  • promotes resilience (physically, emotionally and mentally).

That’s just some of the studied benefits bouncing around.

Pretty amazing huh! 

So go play….

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