Make your kids healthier and happier by remembering to do one thing. Find out what it is below.
As a parent, you want to keep your kids healthy and happy. So you always try to look for new ways to improve their overall well-being.
But you don’t really need to look very far or spend loads of money on the latest trends in healthcare and wellness.
All you need to do is step outside your door. It’s simple, right?
Think about it: When was the last time you played outside with your kids?
How long do you usually spend outdoors without checking your phone or watch?
Many studies have found that being cooped up indoors poses risks to both parents’ and children’s physical and mental health. It also greatly reduces stress and increases attention span.
The home becomes a comfort zone
Many parents prefer that their children remain indoors. This is for a variety of reasons.
They may feel it’s safer not to play in the streets and due to the increasing pollution, spending time outside doesn’t seem very inviting. It’s only natural for parents to want to shield their kids from all of this.
So, activities are limited to watching TV or playing video games. Sure, these are also fun. But an excess of these can pose certain health risks such as poor circulation, and obesity.
Many schools today don’t even have fields or gardens. Kids go from their homes, to their school buildings; some classrooms don’t even have enough windows for proper light and ventilation.
The Huffington post also recently cited a study which provided further proof that spending time outdoors makes us healthier and happier.
The benefits of stepping outside
It not only helps us get back in shape; it reduces stress, increases Vitamin D production, improves brain function, and it also aids in combating anxiety and depression.
The benefits of helping our kids reconnect with nature are many; they include: less stress, increased attention span, great exercise, fresh air, learning more, feeding their imagination, and bonding with parents.
In the U.S., illnesses such as depression and Attention Deficit disorder are being treated with simply spending time playing outdoors. There have even been cases where a specific park and amount of time to be spent there was prescribed to a patient.
But how do we actually achieve this without much effort?
Go to the next page for hassle-free ways your kids can enjoy spending time outside the house!