The Health Benefits of Play Time






If you’re like most, you’re probably not in the habit of scheduling play time, and if you have kids, they’re probably not spending much time playing outdoors with their friends. After watching the DW documentary, “The Power of Play,” you may reconsider these choices. As noted in the video, humans, like most other animals, have a natural play instinct, and this instinct has important benefits.

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Ayurvedic Wisdom: 5 Reasons to Spend More Time in Nature


Early last spring, Richard Louv spoke at the Lensic in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to promote his new book, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness. I attended his talk with my good friend Katie Arnold, who writes “Raising Rippers,” an Outside magazine column about raising active, outdoor kids. We were there to hear Louv’s message, which supports our own similar parenting commitments.  Leer Más