Infographic: Being Active in Nature Makes Kids Healthier
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Health & Environment Program released an infographic, Children & Nature: Being Active in Nature Makes Kids Healthier, to show the many benefits of being active in nature for children, Active Living Research reports on its blog.
Some of the facts include:
- Children living within a 1/2 mile of a park are more likely to have higher levels of physical activity.
- Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be overweight by 27-41%.
- Children have lost 25% of playtime and 50% of unstructured outdoor activity over recent decades.
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