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Kids in Nature

Watch Bill Ulfelder talk about getting kids outdoors on NY1's Parenting Report!

Research from places like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and America Academy of Pediatrics shows that:

  • Exposure to nature can reduce stress levels in children by as much as 28%.
  • Kids who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be overweight by 27-41%.
  • Even a 20-minute walk in nature can help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder concentrate better.
  • Also, getting kids outdoors is the best way to get them to connect to nature and grow-up to care about the environment.


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