By Mosquito Authority Austin
Children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did just 20 years ago. The benefits of spending time outdoors go far deeper than you might imagine. Here are a few of the important reasons to encourage your children to spend more time outdoors.
PLAY IS POWERFUL
You may have heard the “Get up and play one hour each day” advertising over the last ten years. That’s because researchers have determined that children need to spend one hour each day playing in an active way. Along with stretching and strengthening their bodies, being active relieves tension and actually helps them learn better.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE THE SUN MAKES
When children (or anyone!) spends time outdoor, it increases their levels of Vitamin D. This protects children from future bone problems, heart disease, diabetes and can actually reduce their risk of nearsightedness! So before you apply sunscreen, let children play for a little time in the sun to raise their natural defense systems.
TAKE THEIR BRAIN OUTSIDE THE BOX
Along with communing with Mother Nature, it is believed that being outdoors reduces ADHD symptoms. Even more amazing, schools with environmental education programs actually score higher on standardized tests in math, reading, writing and listening.
MAKE FRIENDS WITH THEMSELVES
Playing outdoors with friends improves children’s socialization skills and helps to develop friendships much better than social networks and video games can ever do. That’s because outdoor play is inherently less structured and requires more engagement.
UNLEASH THEIR INNER CREATIVITY
Playing outside requires more creativity and resourcefulness than the highly structured world of computers, video games and TV. And with today’s trend of busier schedules, unstructured outdoor play allows children’s bodies and minds to wander, which strengthens creative skills.
BE NICE TO YOUR MOTHER
Spending time outdoors encourages developing appreciation for Mother Nature, which can lead to children becoming better stewards of protecting our environment. And until someone discovers a new planet for us to live on, we’re kind of stuck with this one, so we had better take care of it.
Research shows that spending time outdoors reduces stress levels, which is why more and more rehabilitation centers are incorporating green spaces and having animals wander freely on their facilities. Not surprisingly, research indicates that the cities that score highest in happiest measurements are the ones with plentiful green spaces.
THANKS TO MOSQUITO AUTHORITY AUSTIN, THEIR OUTDOOR PLAY WILL BE MOSQUITO-FREE, GUARANTEED
You can make spending time outdoors even more enjoyable by having Mosquito Authority Austin safely eliminate the mosquitos and the diseases they carry from your yard, GUARANTEED. Along with being Austin’s most trusted mosquito eliminator, Mosquito Authority Austin is locally owned by a family that is committed to making Central Texas the healthiest community for our children. And just to encourage new customers to spend more time outdoors, they are offering 50% off the first treatment. You can reach them at BugsBITE.com or 512-673-0136. See you outdoors!