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A DOZEN WAYS FAMILIES CAN #OPTOUTSIDE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

In 2015, the leaders of the retail outdoor equipment Co-op REI made a big decision. They closed their doors on Black Friday, the biggest day in the global retail calendar. Instead, they encouraged their 12,000 employees to Opt Outside (#OptOutside), to reconnect with...

Neighborhoods With More Green Space May Mean Less Heart Disease

According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who live in leafy, green neighborhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes. Study researchers from the University of Louisville collected blood and urine samples from over 400 people of varying ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic levels over five-years to assess the impact of neighborhood greenspaces on individual-level markers of stress and cardiovascular disease risk.

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Study Highlights Hazards of Inactivity in Children

Research by Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) has identified that Australian children cannot jump as far as their parents and their sporting abilities and participation rates are declining. Researchers also highlight that children are not engaging in physical activities common to previous generations, such as playing hopscotch, climbing trees and skipping rope.

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