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New resource available to help increase outdoor activities

Posted Feb 13 2010 3:01am

There’s a new resource we wanted to share that helps people of all ages get outdoors. Created by The North FacePlanetExplore (www.planetexplore.com) is an online community of national and regional organizations to help people of all ages find local outdoor recreational activities. Kids especially need to start NOW to be healthy so that they grow up to be healthy adults. In factaccording to The Outdoor Foundation’s recently released Special Report on Youth (http://www.outdoorfoundation.org/research.youth.html) outdoor participation among youth continues to decrease each yearwith the rate of decline steepest among the youngest age groups. Electronicsamong other thingsis sure to be a big part of the blame. PlanetExplore is trying to make it easier for parents to combat this issue of kids not getting outdoors enough. They and their kids need to get outdoorsand PlanetExplore helps to facilitate that.

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