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Time spent outdoors improves physical activity in children
Time spent outdoors improves physical activity in children (July 15, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Alberta - Time spent outdoors improves physical activity in youth, according to a report published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers studied over 300 youths between 9-17 years of age. Participants wore an accelerometer in the winter of spring of one academic year. Results shooed that those who report not spending time outdoors after school had much less daily physical activity as well as an additional 70 minutes daily of sedentary activity. Those who did spend time outdoors after school were more likely to meet guidelines for physical activity and had improved cardiorespiratory fitness.
 
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