Children who play outdoors not only get enough vitamin D from sunlight exposure, they also reduce their stress and boost their immunity. Jennifer Shu, M.D., medical editor of Healthyliving.org advises planning outdoor activities together or making outdoor play a part of family traditions. One of the well-recognized benefits of increasing physical activity is reduction of obesity risk. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends limiting kids’ time spent on computers and TV to two hours daily and getting them outdoors, instead to reduce their odds of becoming overweight or obese. Aside from this, they also benefit from being exposed to […]Continue reading Why Kids Should Play More Outdoors
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