According to this magazine
modern British children spend less time outside than prison inmates which is hardly surprising when you consider the fact that they are either enrolled in some sort of day/after school care program or spend their free time with their digital nanny.
Yet spending time outside benefits both kids and adults. It will not only improve your memory and relieve stress, but may protect you against cancer, depression and various other ailments:
Research on this connection is still in its earliest phases, but a few preliminary studies
have suggested that spending time in nature — in forests, in particular
— may stimulate the production of anti-cancer proteins. The boosted
levels of these proteins may last up to seven days after a relaxing trip
into the woods...
The cellular activity that is associated with a forest's possible
anti-cancer effects is also indicative of a general boost to the immune
system you rely on to fight off less serious ills, like colds, flus, and
Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues may all be eased by
some time in the great outdoors — especially when that's combined with
exercise. This is to be expected, as both greenery and exercise are
known to reduce stress.
You know who usually has time to take her kids to the park during the week? And whose husband doesn't have to do chores on weekends so that he can relax after his hard work and take his family to a forest? That's the lady of the house, a traditional homemaker/housewife:)
Read the whole article over here:
Why being outside is healthy