Childs Play Children play and play and play and they love playing. Which is great because the more they play the more they learn. Play is a child’s occupation, it is the activity that they do most of the time and what they feel driven to do, just like we as adults are driven by…
Mastering Being a Toddler Toddlers move, they explore, they play, these are mostly what they do other than eat, sleep and pee and poo and communicate with those they are close too in various ways. They are always learning too, they are learning through the activities that they do and through the environments that they…
Have you ever just sat and watched a baby? They are the most amazing creation really. Their little brains and bodies come out perfectly formed and yet they still have so much growing, learning, coordinating, changing and protection still needed.
We will review/discuss and venture into these areas and activities over a number of posts. We previously spoke about the Health Benefits of Doing and looked at how when we are focused on activities whether they be chosen, part of our normal habits and not really thought about, they can benefit or banish our health.
Have you noticed that what we are reading and being exposed to from a health perspective has changed significantly?
What are the health benefits of doing? Given that humans are driven to ‘do’ (even when you are procrastinating!!!) there are a multitude of health benefits from ‘doing’ and being involved in engaging activities.
Some days it feels like we do the same things over and over again, and on a lot of days this is true, humans are habitual by nature.
Humans are driven to participate in different activities for survival, the basics of these activities are around feeding ourselves, keeping ourselves safe so that we can sleep/rest/relax. As we have evolved our activities in terms of ‘survival’ have altered considerably, however, the very basics are still the same, we just have a lot more activities that we do on a day to day, minute by minute time frame because the basics are usually met quite easily. This is not to say that meeting those basic needs is easy for all of us as many people are in very different situations and have very different circumstances. For some getting the basics of food, shelter, safety, caring for themselves and health are considerably hard.