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Activities in green outdoor spaces, reduce ADHD symptoms for children

Exercise, nature

· Exercise,Lifestyle,Behaviour

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Get back to nature!”

In 2004, a team of researchers investigated the impact of “green” or natural settings on children with ADHD.

They were looking for natural treatment options that were widely accessible, inexpensive, non-stigmatizing and free of side effects.

Parents of the children that participated in the study, rated the children’s symptoms of 49 common after-school and weekend activities. They compared the activities conducted in green outdoor settings versus those conducted in both built outdoor and indoor settings.

The results revealed that symptoms were significantly reduced in the children who conducted their activities in green outdoor spaces.


In conclusion, the findings of this study suggest that exposure to ordinary natural settings in the course of regular after-school and weekend activities were effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD in children.

So, what are you waiting for?

Grab the whole family and go for a walk in a natural setting, of course!