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Sleep study shows children are more alert later in the day

children alert later

A recent study has shown that school children are more alert and have quicker reaction times in the afternoon. These findings go against previous thinking which believed that children are more open to learning earlier in the day. Many schools plan lessons around children being more focused in the morning with maths and literary lessons being taught…

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Exercise outdoors and feel good in the fresh air

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Now that summer is here it’s a great time to exercise outdoors. Whether you already work out regularly or want to start keeping fit, why train in a gym when there are so many benefits to getting fit in the fresh air? Feel good in the fresh air There is a clear connection between spending time…

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Air pollution causes heart damage

air pollution breaches legal limit

A new study has found that the hearts of people who live in polluted areas are weaker than those who regularly breathe cleaner air. Researchers found evidence of harm even when levels of pollution were less than half the safety limit. Current air pollution levels unsafe The current levels of air pollution allowed are “not safe…

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The state of UK public parks

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Popularity of public parks Over 37 million people regularly use public parks in the UK each year. They provide places for people to play and get fit. In addition to this they help tackle some of our greatest challenges such as childhood obesity and stress. Due to our increasingly urban lives they are also the…

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

adult play

Adult play may be dismissed as waste of time by some but it is actually a vital opportunity to forget about our responsibilities for a while. Furthermore, it is time which allows us to be social in a creative and unstructured way. As busy adults many of us focus so heavily on work and family…

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Playground closures ‘threaten children’s health’

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Children’s playgrounds are closing at an alarming rate across the country. Hundreds of playgrounds have shut since 2014 with many more expected to close over the next two years. Widespread playground closures are being caused by ongoing budget cuts to councils. Furthermore, the situation could be even worse than it appears as dozens of councils…

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