Walking and playing in the fresh air will prevent the development of myopia or nearsightedness in children. In some regions of Asia from myopia suffer 80 percent of children and there is a problem to prevent this disease is particularly acute.
Scientists from Cambridge University analyzed the results of eight studies and concluded that each additional hour outdoors in the week reduces the likelihood of developing myopia by two percentage points.
Only the researchers analyzed 10400 children with different levels of vision, seeing how much time they spend playing outside.
It turned out that myopic children spend outdoors, on average, 3, 7 days a week less than their peers with healthy vision.
Increase rest time outdoors, according to lead author of the study Dr. Justin servina, can be cheap and simple measure to prevent children from eye diseases, and strengthen overall health of children.