Ecotherapy

April 24, 2019
 by Danielle Musselman  Research Assistant, YouthREX   The idea that youth need to spend more time outdoors isn’t new, they have been hearing it for decades. Technology is increasingly integrated into the everyday functioning of our society, making it more important than ever for youth to unplug from the digital world and plug into the natural world. Canadian guidelines suggest that youth between 5–17-years-old should get at minimum 60 minutes of outdoor activity per day, but according to a recent study by Statistics Canada, only 9% of Canadian youth are meeting that requirement. Technology’...