overall health and well being. So it was no surprise to learn about this new study touting one of the many benefits of getting children outside. Researchers affiliated with Michigan State University found that children who were outside for 10 or more hours a week not only felt a spiritual connection to the earth, but also felt that they should protect it. On the reasoning of why this happens, Science Daily quotes researcher Dr. Gretel Van Wieren:
It offers a diverse display of colors, sights and sounds; uncertainty; multi-sensory qualities; and above all, aliveness, Van Wieren said. Nature is usually in a state of flux, which fosters problem-solving opportunities that build self-confidence.”
Do you think the same is true for adults? Do your own “study” by taking a walk in the woods today.
Playing outside could make kids more spiritual via Science Daily