Two studies came out this week confirming what we could guess:
– Exercise is good: “Physical activity has important benefits for children’s physical health and mental well-being but many children do not meet recommended levels. A new study into the factors which motivate children’s active play has found that overall physical activity is increased in children who have access to green spaces in their neighborhood.” See the full text here (University of Bristol).
– Smoking is bad: “Estimates suggest that anywhere between 4.8 and 5.5 million children in the U.S. live in households where they are exposed to secondhand smoke, putting them at greater risk for multiple health problems. Now, new research suggests that secondhand smoke exposure can increase the odds of developing certain mental and behavioral disorders by 50 percent.” See the full text here (AOL Healthy Living).