Exercise and creativity

Physically active people can improve their self-expression, self-confidence and social interaction compared with more sedentary people. Exercise leads to better brain health, less obesity and less stress. This applies to people of all ages, including children and young adults. Regular exercise for children and young adults is important as that is when people start habits, good or bad. While I am a tutor, I do recommend my students exercise as it can help them study for their exams and perform better on test day.

 

While exercise is physical, it affects overall health and well being more than just the physical gains. Artists facing roadblocks in their creative┬áprocess can be benefited by exercise. Exercise can help them open their minds and see their art from a different perspective or mindset. And what’s even better than just exercising? Exercising outside. Science supports the idea of human’s innate desire to connect with nature. Several studies have shown a correlation between being outside and feeling emotionally, mentally and physically better.

Being outside almost provides a distraction from everything else going on. Exercising outside can definitely lead to great things. Do you exercise outside? If so, what’s your favorite type of exercise to do outside?

Wonder Woman

I saw Wonder Woman last night and it was amazing. It went beyond my expectations and I can now finally say there is a good female superhero movie in the comic-book movie world. While her costume may have become more brassy, her character stayed on cue with maybe a little more feminine power and strength added.

Gal Gadot did a wonderful job portraying Wonder Woman. She was more than just a sexy woman in a skimpy outfit. I liked how she wasn’t fully aware of her gender and therefore didn’t let it hold her back. She was stubborn in what she wanted to accomplish and never gave up on her dreams and desires no matter how bleak the outlook was. The movie had funny moments and slow moments, but overall was well directed by Patty Jenkins. I’m hoping the DC and Marvel Universes take note that a woman directed the first good female superhero movie.

Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? If not, I highly recommend it. It is a great movie, especially for the younger female audience. It is rated PG-13, so the entire family can see it! Well, teenagers and older I suppose. Who’s your favorite superhero? What’s your favorite superhero movie? Let me know what you thought of the movie in the comments!