Physical activity as a solution for anxiety?

by Mathpou on Novembre 2, 2017 - 9:19pm

In our class of sustainable happiness, Anne-Marie and I proposed a project to our school. This project consists of finding a problematic in our school that involves people who are surrounded by stress situations. After many consultations, teachers and students agreed that we do our project before the evaluation week, known as the end of the semester. This period is mainly characterized by anxiety. Studies reveal that while the end of the semester is approaching, students declared that they have a rise of stress. The main reasons are bad time-management, difficulty to concentrate, a lost of motivation, etc. The number of people diagnosed with anxiety has surpassed a number of people diagnosed with depression. All these data are reported in an article written by Joel Brown published in the BU today, an American newspaper. Also, some researches confirmed our hypothesis, which is that doing sports helped us concentrate and thus, giving us more time. As so, doing sports reduces stress, fatigue and it raises alertness and concentration. One of this study was made by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, or ADAA. This association has a goal of reducing anxiety on a short-term and removed it on a long-term, all this with the benefits of physical activities. In short, we hope that our assignment will provide benefits for our people and that they will appreciate and learn news approaches towards sportive activities.  


Anne-Marie Bellavance and Mathieu Pouliot

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