Stomp Out Nature-Deficit Disorder

Boy and Girl sitting along stream

Smart and Easy Ways to Kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the Curb

Are you or members of your family spending a little too much time inside? Does everyone prefer to cozy up with a favorite device or video game instead of heading outdoors for a little fresh air? If so, you may be suffering from the side effects of nature-deficit disorder, which can affect children and adults alike. If you need a few ideas to get you off the couch and into the sun, check out some of these resources.


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The Home-Based Safari Guide: How to Safely Observe Wildlife from Your Home

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Prices and Information About Building Backyard Basketball Courts

How to Ease Young Kids Into Camping

4 Tips When Mountain Biking with Your Child

Check Out Local Trails and Greenways

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Even if you or your kids aren’t very athletic or don’t enjoy team sports, there are countless activities that can keep you engaged, entertained, and healthy while you’re outside. So, drop the controller, put down the smartphone, and stow away the tablet — it’s time to reconnect with the wonderful world all around you!

Article written by: Jenny Miller