Being Closer To Nature May Reduce Stress In Children

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Bhubaneswar: Children who are exposed to nature and spend time outdoors are more likely to remain active.

The study, led by a team from the University of Hong Kong, revealed that children who developed a closer connection with nature had less distress, less hyperactivity and had a healthy lifestyle with regard to active play and eating habits.

Recent research shows that spending time with nature may bring many health benefits, and many environmental programmes around the world are trying to decrease ‘nature-deficit’ and ‘child-nature disconnectedness’ in order to improve children’s health.

Besides, the researchers advised that parents encourage their children to spend time with nature and teach empathy for nature, responsibility towards nature and awareness of nature.

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