Dirt, Depression, and Childhood Obesity: Why Kids Need More Time Outside
physical activity daily for school-aged children (6-19 years old). Therefore finding new and creative ways to introduce physical activity to children, whether through traditional sports and recreational activities or exploring your local nature trail or state park, is key.
Play dates with other children in your family or friends circle may be a fun way to connect with your friends while getting your kids outside in nature for a few hours. Also, consider programs at local gyms and community centers for kids after school and during the summer season. It may be a challenge but get those kids outside for a few hours a day, just don’t forget the sunscreen (yes, even on our melanin)!