YScreen Newsletter

April, 2021

April 6, 2021

“Start the Conversation” Benefits of Exercise

Spring has officially arrived and the days become longer with more sunlight to enjoy! This creates numerous opportunities to get up and be active as we welcome the changing of the seasons. Regardless of age or fitness level, making time for exercise provides numerous physical and mental health benefits that can create a sense of relief. Listed below are some things to discuss with youth to educate them on the relationship between exercise and a person’s mental and physical health. Exercise:

Mental Health

  • Reduce Stress
  • Increase relaxation
  • Alleviates anxiety and depression
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Increases productivity and creativity
  • Aids in quality of sleep
  • Increases levels of concentration
  • Can lead to more social interactions

Physical Health

  • Helps build strong bones and joints
  • Increases muscle strength and function
  • Strengthens heart
  • Promotes healthy lunch function
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Lowers blood pressure

Get out this month and join us for the 4th annual “Start the Conversation” 5K run/walk that will be held virtually, April 17th-24th in an effort to start the conversation about mental health, addiction, and suicide prevention. Register for the event at https://bit.ly/3qzuBWl or call (920) 437-8888.

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