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Send the kids outside to play: study

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Health Optimization

Children who spend time outdoors after school are more likely to be physically fit, a new study shows. Researchers found that Canadian kids who spent most of their after-school time outside were three times more likely to meet guidelines for daily physical activity and were in better shape than those who spent all of their after-school time indoors. “This is just evidence reifying how powerful the outdoors is,” lead author Lee Schaefer told Reuters Health. “If we can get students outside more often, they are going to be more active, which is going to benefit them in the long term.” Schaefer,...

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