Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Important New Research Links Nature and Children’s Health

Important New Research Links Nature and Children’s Health

Check out this article on child activity and how it has changed over the past few decades. Studies are linking the absence of outdoor play-time with many of the early onset health epidemics that children are currently facing. Author, Richard Louv, has coined this shift to a more sedentary, electronically driven lifestyle as, "nature-deficit disorder".
Read the entire article by Suz Lipman on the Children & Nature Network's blog and feel free to share your comments here!


Home Energy said...

This new research has shown many magnificent results related to the nature and the children's health. Those will help us to keep our children more healthy.sseu

OSP said...

Thank you for your comment! Just coming away from the Health and America's Great Outdoors conference here in Chicago, we learned even more about the positive benefits of being outside. Stay posted for an update of our experience at the event, and be sure to visit http://www.doi.gov/americasgreatoutdoors/

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