How the Outdoors Makes Your Kids Smarter
How important is it to get your kids to put down the controller/remote/tablet/smartphone? The folks over at Outside Magazine take a look at the research surrounding exercise and outdoor activity and how going outside benefits our children.
Some of the highlights:
- Exercise helps us imprint learning into our muscle memory.
- Physical active children were found to have larger memory centers in the brain and aced memory tests.
- Children who play 70 minutes a day have better cognitive skills than those who don’t.
- Even a single bout of moderate exercise improves brain function.
Read the full article online at outsideonline.com.