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Icelandic parents love to let their bundled babies nap outside in cold temperatures. Upon hearing this, your first response might be a salty, “Well, good for them.” Indeed, it might be great for them.
Studies show that kids who get outside more are less likely to develop diseases as adults and may have more flexible joints, healthier hearts and stronger lungs than kids who spend more time indoors.
With Winter at our doorstep, perhaps it’s time for us to think like Vikings and train our minds to consider cold air as refreshing and beneficial, especially for our children.
Before your kids head outside to play, Stephen Wielgus, MD, of the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Insitute, shares safety tips to keep your family warm and safe while playing outside.