We’ve heard what schools have to say about how important fitness is in a student’s life, but aside from the physical benefits it has, how beneficial is it for a child’s mental wellbeing?
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Diana Nahas, counsellor at Dubai’s German Neuroscience Centre, said exercising is a ”positive way to alleviate stress”.
”It helps to canalise the energy in a positive way. Like adults, children can suffer from symptoms of depression and anxiety. Exercising improves children’s health, and active children are more rested and alert.”
Full original article published in Khaleej Times
Diana is a Lebanese /Austrian counselor. She received her bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna, Austria. She then lived in Paris and Beirut to undertake her postgraduate studies and obtained respectively her master degrees in Clinical Psychology from University Paris X and Saint Joseph University.