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Is walking a good exercise?

Benefits of outdoors

Is walking a good exercise?

We loved this piece from Moccasin Guru explaining the benefits of  getting moving.  It even has tips on how to make walking more appealing.

They just forgot to mention that PuzzleTrails are a super fun way to turn a normal healthy walk into a mystery themed adventure! 

CLICK HERE for the full article.

 

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From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children

Benefits of outdoors

From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children

What if you could find the way to address some of biggest children's health and wellbeing issues...MARIANA BRUSSONI explores the magic of outdoor play.  

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Is excessive screen time affecting kids behaviour?

Benefits of outdoors

Is excessive screen time affecting kids behaviour?

Miss last weeks ABC Focus on the impacts of screen time on kids behaviour?  

Negotiating screen time can often be a source of conflict between parents and children.  Reward? Remove? Restrict? Ignore?  Would your approach change if you knew excessive exposure could be having an impact on your child’s brain and behaviour?  

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Can being outdoors teach valuable life skills for kids?

Benefits of outdoors

Can being outdoors teach valuable life skills for kids?

This latest article from National Geographic explores one writers view of 3 important life skills that being outdoors teaches our children

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Our kids are more likely to be short sighted than us!

Benefits of outdoors

Our kids are more likely to be short sighted than us!

According to the latest Canadian study, myopia or nearsightedness has increased from 6% to 28.9% for children between the ages of 6 and 13. A significant amount of this can be contributed to too many hours spent looking at close objects [read...phones, ipads, laptops!] with limited breaks for long distance work.  Historically, school-time required alternating bouts of reading from books and reading from the board. Recess was pure outdoor time, with your vision focused more distantly.  With increased screen based classroom work plus social media and gaming predominating extra-curricular time, it is not unusual for our children to have 6+ hours of...

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