Children report being at their happiest when playing outside.
Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.
Today’s young people don’t play outside as much as their predecessors and are heavy users of electronics.
Myopia is a major risk factor for serious eye diseases. It has become epidemic among children, particularly because of their heavy use of electronic devices.
A strong case for telling children to go outside and play.
There are many health benefits to kids playing outdoors, not the least of which is preventing myopia.
Kids need to play outside for a number of reasons, but there may even be benefit for their eyes. Here's how sunlight helps prevent nearsightedness, or myopia.
Short-sightedness is a growing public health problem. Luckily, scientists are starting to find solutions.
Genes are important in predicting the risk of myopia, but they alone cannot explain the epidemic.
Bright light outdoors stimulates the release of the retinal transmitter, dopamine, which has a protective effect.
Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a condition in which distant objects appear blurred, but closer objects can usually be seen in sharp focus.
Insight into the eye.
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