Why American Kids Need More Time Outdoors

Spending time outdoors—its many proven benefits range from restored mental energy and stress relief to improved concentration, sharper thinking, and creativity.

And what better time for children to reap these benefits than during recess? Sadly, though, many American students have are losing out as 40 percent of U.S. school districts have reduced or cut out recess.

Now a viral video by ATTN: is questioning the wisdom of keeping children indoors. It compares the American and European approach to recess—and the difference couldn’t be bigger.