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5 Ways To Educate The Kids About Being Outdoors

Computer games, social media and advances in technology mean our children aren’t as active as they used to be. However, kids have plenty to gain from getting outdoors – and there are more benefits than just fresh air and exercise. Research suggests being outside with nature can enhance development, improve learning abilities and reduce anxiety. The lack of outdoor activity among children is considered a major problem these days. Author and journalist Richard Louv argues that the limited access to nature is contributing to obesity and behavioral problems, resulting in what Louv calls nature deficit disorder. Currently, nature deficit disorder isn’t a recognized health condition, but the advantages kids get from being out in the fresh air can’t be denied....

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