Prince William praises benefits of outdoor play for children

Source: Business Insider UK

Date: 31-January-2018

Britain’s Prince William has praised Sweden’s embrace of the great outdoors, in particular the physical and mental benefits of outdoor exercise for children.

Speaking Wednesday at the end of a two-day visit to Sweden, William said that „one lesson that we will take home with us, is that the children are actively encouraged to spend time outdoors, whatever the weather.“

During the visit, William and the Duchess of Cambridge sought to meet Swedes from all walks of life. At a medical institute, they discussed with academics Sweden’s approach to managing mental health challenges, a subject the royals have campaigned about.

The Daily Mile Foundation whole-heartedly supports this message, and recognises that the weather is a benefit, not a barrier to outdoor play and physical activity for children. Similarly, we find that 15 minutes of daily physical activity can be transformational – improving not only children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour, and mental health & wellbeing.

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