One of the benefits of having worked as a magazine journalist is that I'm still on various media lists. I love reading new research pertaining to kids and family and relationships and health and fitness. Recently I was emailed a new report on wellness for children so I thought it was important to share given my own self-care mission for women. Here are some of the findings:
Parents are only spending 2.5 hours a week outside with their kids and we wonder why our kids are just as stressed as we are. 📚📚📚
New Study Says Get Outside More
New research by Nestlé Waters reveals the extent to which kids are affected by stress, with over three-quarters (84%) of 10 to 14-year olds admitting they often experience stress as defined by feelings of worry or anxiety that lead to changes in behaviour i.e. difficulty sleeping, bad dreams, or reduced confidence and concentration.
When asked about coping mechanisms for dealing with stress, turning to a games console was the most common choice (43%) for children, followed by eating foods they like (36%), lying for long periods in bed (28%) and just staying alone in their rooms (27%).
And finally, when asked about whether having access to the outdoors would help to make a difference, over three-quarters (83%) of children said that being outdoors surrounded by nature would make them feel happier.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get active and outdoors with your kids for happier lives all around. 💗 For more on how you can implement self-care into your life on the home front and at work, contact me for personal coaching, stress-less tips, articles, or speaking adventures to help you, your company or facility.
In health, Kerrie-Lee
Kerrie Lee Brown is a sought-after health and lifestyle expert. She writes books, blogs and articles and is published all over the world. Kerrie Lee is also a heart-health survivor and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows sharing life-saving tips for women on how to listen to their bodies and slow down. Kerrie Lee is a mom and proud Canadian living in Denver, Colorado.