Lessons from a Hiking Adventure in Kota Damansara

Over the Summer Holidays, we took a hike through a new trail in Kota Damansara. I had never been there before, but I thought we would try something new. I think I remember seeing the words “family friendly” somewhere and figured the boys could manage it. The trail we took was pretty easy up untilContinue reading “Lessons from a Hiking Adventure in Kota Damansara”

Managing Attention Deficits with Physical Activity

One afternoon, G2 was sitting down to do some Math homework. He seemed to be struggling with it, so I sat down with him to help him out. As we worked on it together, I also noticed he was yawning a lot and his eyes had a glazed over look to them. Realising the pointlessnessContinue reading “Managing Attention Deficits with Physical Activity”

Physical Fitness and Exercise Increase Cognitive Performance and Brain Health

There is so much evidence supporting the brain benefits of exercise and physical fitness that I am convinced this is our magic pill. I was also convinced that I knew all I needed to know about reaping the benefits from exercise. When a friend passed me a copy John Ratey’s book – Spark: the RevolutionaryContinue reading “Physical Fitness and Exercise Increase Cognitive Performance and Brain Health”

Physical Activity – Get Moving for Lots of Benefits

Yeah, yeah, we know, we know. Physical activity and exercise is good for health and great for your brain. Exercise makes your smarter Physical activity predicts academic achievement Exercise builds brain connectivity Helps with building a better brain It’s the one thing you should do for your brain In fact, a study of 1.2 million people linksContinue reading “Physical Activity – Get Moving for Lots of Benefits”

Park Hopping: Best Melbourne Playgrounds

We’ve been on a mission to all check out the best Melbourne playgrounds. We began this undertaking some years back after being blown away by Hays Paddock. Since then, the playgrounds have only gotten better and better. It is almost as if there is a secret competition for the “best playground” award and every council is vyingContinue reading “Park Hopping: Best Melbourne Playgrounds”

The Activity That Builds Brain Connectivity

In study after study, science repeatedly confirms that sports, exercise, and physical activity are good for the brain. Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance Exercise Makes You Smarter – Here’s Why If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, It Should Be This Exercise Builds Better Brains We’veContinue reading “The Activity That Builds Brain Connectivity”

How to Build a Better Brain with Exercise

If you want to build a better brain, you won’t go wrong with exercise. We’ve seen study after study on how the brain benefits from exercise: Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance Exercise Makes You Smarter Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to enhance the brain “Exercise—especiallyContinue reading “How to Build a Better Brain with Exercise”

Martial Arts: Judo – Day of the Judoka

Some three years ago, I insisted that G1 pick up Judo for the following reasons: sports and physical activities are good for brain development physical activity offers health and fitness benefits martial arts are good for self-defense they develop confidence, focus, and concentration martial arts cultivate respect and discipline they teach persistence, resolve and perseveranceContinue reading “Martial Arts: Judo – Day of the Judoka”

Ready Steady Go Kids!

Physical activity has been linked to many benefits for the developing child: it makes them smarter it can predict academic achievement it’s good for the brain it helps with emotional wellbeing it helps children develop social skills it’s good for overall health Declining Levels of Physical Activity in Children Unfortunately, for various reasons, there hasContinue reading “Ready Steady Go Kids!”