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A survey found 1 in 3 children in the U.K. spend less time outside than maximum-security inmates do. The poll questioned more than 12,000 parents of children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old in 10 different countries. And in Britain researchers found almost a third of children play outside for 30 minutes or less on an average day, and 1 in 5 don't venture outdoors at all.
Class discussion: How much time do you spend on outdoor recreation every day? Do you think it is enough? What activities or pastimes keep you inside? Is there any problem with spending too much time indoors? What health problems are linked to a lack of physical activity? Do you suffer from any of these problems? What would entice you to spend more time outside?
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