Go outside today! Research shows that time spent outdoors has many beneficial effects on health, regardless of age.
Summer is meant to be enjoyed in many diverse ways: walking, running, hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming… to name a few.
Studies even show that even less vigorous activities, such as fishing, picnicking, camping, barbecuing or reading a good book on the porch, are healthier than being indoors.
Studies also show that Americans spend around 90 percent of their time indoors. And time spent indoorsincreases with age.
Worse yet, for some, venturing outdoors is considered risky behavior, thanks to fear of the sun, ticks, wind, mosquitoes and other creatures. Well, the truth is being outdoors with nature is far less risky to health than a life stuck indoors.
Here are some ideas for your children: backyard playground equipment.