National Wildlife Federation Logo
About NWF   |   Contact Us   |     

NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Study finds Green Hours good for the heart

This means more than just having a warmer attitude toward nature. It actually means a stronger cardiovascular system. The Norwegian School of Sports Science in Oslo recently reported that children should be getting more like 90 minutes per day of physical activity to avoid "clustering of heart disease risk factors."

Importantly, the study finds that children's casual activity, such as they would get by unstructured play outside, is critically important and may be the missing ingredient in long term heart health. Read more!

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Envelope, mail page to a friend Email this page to a friend.

Make a Tax-Deductible Gift
Make a tax-deductible donation before December 31st

Get Wildlife Online: Our Monthly E-Newsletter
Each issue is full of facts, photos and tips.

© 1996-2004 National Wildlife Federation. All rights reserved. Read more about NWF, your privacy and terms and conditions.