Hello Healthy Play Time! 

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” 
-George Bernard ShawWhen was the last time you enjoyed a really fun playdate? Just the other day I went to the beach with my baby cousin, Grayson! This cutie is 5 months old! We played around together and had a blast! And guess what… playing is good for you! Here are 5 benefits of ‘play time’ regardless of your age!

  1. Playing keeps you feeling young- Interacting with a child boosts your energy levels, burns calories, and helps you feel your best!
  2. Playing boosts your creativity- It stimulates your imagination and helps you solve problems!
  3. Playing improves brain function- It helps to balance your emotions, ward off sadness, and helps to fight against depression.
  4. Playing relieves stress- Playing results in the release of endorphins that help you feel calm and relaxed. It takes your mind off your problems.
  5. Playing improves relationships- Laughing and having fun helps cultivate social skills. Who doesn’t love to spend time with a light-hearted happy friend? 

So go ahead! Volunteer in your church nursery, help a young mom by babysitting her little angels, go visit your younger cousins, nieces and nephews. Take a walk to your local playground this week and meet some new friends!

How about you?! Don’t you think it’s about time for a playdate?


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