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Being outside is good for you and your kids!

From lowering blood pressure to boosting immunity, there are lots of health-related reasons to spend time outside. And now a new study from The Wildlife Trusts finds another benefit to getting outdoors: confidence.

Researchers had 451 kids in the U.K. complete surveys before and after doing outside activities. The results show that after spending time outdoors that 90% of kids say they learned something new about the natural world and well over half felt they learned something that could help their schoolwork. 81% of children reported having a better relationship with their teachers and classmates. Four out of five kids say they felt more confident after playing outside!

So let those kids run free!