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Does Outdoor Play Keep the Doctor Away?

BBC News – February 10, 2012
By Mark Kinver

Does Outdoor Play Keep the Doctor Away? Is modern living resulting in more people becoming disconnected from green spaces and the natural world, at the expense of our health and well-being? Most concern is centred around children, who - say campaigners - are missing out on opportunities afforded to previous generations, ones as simple as climbing trees or getting their knees dirty. In an increasingly urbanised, electronic-based, risk-adverse world, the adults of the future are displaying the symptoms of "nature-deficit disorder". The term was coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Wood. In the introduction to his book, he said that over the past…
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