Swing sets help build mind and body

The physical benefits of playing outdoors on swing sets are well-known. Outdoor play helps protect children from diabetes, obesity, heart disease, near-sightedness, bone problems and other health problems.

But the mental effects are well-documented as well: Exposure to natural settings may be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms and reducing stress, anxiety and depression. See this report from the National Wildlife Federation http://tinyurl.com/4n5zxph.