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Most adults will have treasured memories of splashing in muddy puddles and playing games in the local park. But today’s youngsters are leading far more enclosed lives. A recent study found that three-quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates.

This doesn’t just have a damaging impact on young people’s health – outdoor play increases fitness levels and raises levels of vitamin D, for example – there are also consequences for children’s educational development and wellbeing.

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Source: Guardian Environment