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Healthy Family Tips- Green Get Your Kids Active!

Posted on Nov 12, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

A new study to be featured in the December 2008 American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that the higher the greenness (meaning grass, trees and vegetation) the lower the body mass index (BMI) was in children. Children may be more active with this larger open spaces versus being confined to streets or sidewalks.The positive health effects of the green landscapes include

  • improved cogntive functioning
  • reduced attention deficit
We can't change where we live but I think the message is; kids need space to run around and be active.Maybe the very act of being in nature stimulates kids to play. Not sure, but get those kids to the park and play frisbee, tag, blindman's bluff, whatever your favorite family games are! Have some fun!




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