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.

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