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Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Primary School

Love, Learn and Grow

Supporting Mental & Physical Health

The science behind the health benefits to being outside.

 

How to hack in to our happy chemicals…

Dopamine

 

Enables motivation, learning and pleasure. 

Gives you determination to accomplish goals, desires and needs.

 

  • Completing a task
  • Eating food  
  • Creating
  • Exercising

Oxytocin

 

Gives a feeling of trust. 

Motivates you to build and sustain relationships.

 

  • Play
  • Hugs
  • Love
  • Laughter
  • Friendships
  • Connection
  • Physical and social interactions
  • Exercise and meditation

Serotonin

 

Feeling significant or important amongst peers. 

Calm form of accepting people around you.

 

  • Mood stabilising through movement
  • Meditation
  • Running in nature; connecting with Mother Earth
  • Exercise
  • Fresh air
  • Grounding
  • Sun Exposure; sets circadian rhythm and aids sleep.  Vitamin D and supporting immunity.

Endorphin

 

Releases a brief euphoria to mask physical pain. 

Alleviates anxiety and depression.

 

  • Laughter
  • Creating
  • Being Active
  • Eating
  • Exercising
  • Meditation

 

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