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How gardening nourishes your mind, body and spirit: #wildlifegarden #gardenmonth

The body of evidence indicating that, as Taylor says, “a green space is not just an accessory but actually a necessity for human health,” is growing. Children may particularly benefit from spending time outdoors. NWF’s recent Green Time for Sleep Time report cites research suggesting that outdoor play can improve children’s abilities to sleep and therefore to concentrate and do better in school. Kuo and Taylor are investigating how much green time might help alleviate symptoms of attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says could affect as many as 5.4 million U.S. children. Kuo and Taylor reported in 2011 that a nationwide survey of 421 parents of children with ADHD indicated children who played regularly in green settings had milder symptoms, resulting in better concentration and less impulsive behavior.

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