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the Land Trust Alliance – July 01, 2007

The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving Health

The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving Health

By Howard Frumkin and Richard Louv for the Land Trust Alliance Special Anniversary Report, 2007
Co-written by Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Richard Louv for the Land Trust Alliance Special Anniversary Report, 2007. [+] [PDF]

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The Nature Conservancy – June 28, 2007

Kids Picking TV Over Trees

Kids Picking TV Over Trees

By Oliver Pergams, Ph.D. and Patricia Zaradic, Ph.D.
The Nature Conservancy-funded study reveals more evidence of a growing trend; children spending more time inside, with consequences for human health, national parks and the environmental movement. This new research raises questions about children's health and the future of conservation. [+]

the Daily Mail, UK – June 15, 2007

How children lost the right to roam in four generations

How children lost the right to roam in four generations

By DAVID DERBYSHIRE
Report warns that the mental health of 21st-century children is at risk because they are missing out on the exposure to the natural world enjoyed by past generations. The report's author Dr William Bird, the health adviser to Natural England believes children's long-term mental health is at risk.
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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®

Amish Work More, Weigh Less

Researchers studied members of an Amish community in Ontario to see what effect more physically demanding work has on our health. [+]

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Health Promotion Journal – March 31, 2007

Recent Studies Support Active Living

By Kristen Day, Ph.D. and Bradley J. Cardinal, Ph.D.
A special issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion collects more than a dozen articles on the subject, including one by Dutch researchers that recommends remodeling neighborhoods to increase activity in young people. [+]

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS – January 01, 2007

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says free and unstructured play is healthy and essential

By Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, MS Ed., the Committee on Communications and Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health
This report offers guidelines on how pediatricians can advocate for children by helping families, school systems, and communities consider how best to ensure play is protected as they seek the balance in children’s lives to create the optimal developmental milieu. [+] [PDF]

Education

No Child Left Behind in the Woods

By Richard Louv
A few weeks ago, Paul Zettel, a health education instructor at Riverside University High School, attended a conference held in California; the purpose of the meeting was to train teachers in the finer points of the No Child Left Behind version of education reform. [+]

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