Have a read below of this article recently published by ABC News about Children’s Health linking poor gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity to lack of outdoor play, it certainly is interesting reading – Here’s a wee snippet for you….
A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity, to mental health and even the way they think, recent research has revealed.
Playing in nature used to be a part of everyone’s childhood but researchers say it has become an increasingly foreign concept in Western countries with changes to the way we live, the places we live in and advances in technology.
“Your connection to nature established early in life to your experiences can actually influence [your] life course’s wellbeing,” Canadian naturopath and health researcher Alan Logan said.
“And this is not just one or two studies, there have been several studies combined that have clearly shown this connection.”