SHORT ATTENTION SPAN

Sarah K Major, www.child1st.com

A small study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder last year found that walksoutdoors appeared to improve scores on tests of attention and concentration. Notably, childrenwho took walks in natural settings did better than those who walked in urban areas, accordingto the report, published online in August in The Journal of Attention Disorders. The researchersfound that a dose of nature worked as well as a dose of medication to improve concentration, oreven better.

Taken from a NY Times article by Tara Parker-Pope


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