A Walk in Nature Improves Attention in Children with ADHD

A recent study conducted at the University of Illinois shows that children with ADHD demonstrate greater attention after a 20-minute walk in a park than after a similar walk in a downtown area or a residential neighborhood. According to one of the researchers, “we found that after the walk in the park children generally concentrated better than they did after a walk in the downtown area or the neighborhood area. The greenest space was best at improving attention after exposure.” Read about it here.

One Comment on “A Walk in Nature Improves Attention in Children with ADHD”

  1. Diane says:

    I am happy the science is proving what many if us for decades have believed to be true – that time in nature is valuable to children in many, many different ways. My attempts to reduce homework stem from my desire to allow my son to be outside instead of being stuck in front of books all evening!

    November 18th, 2008 at 8:13 pm
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