Are we losing Nature?

I just came across this on Facebook. While it is not directly related to weight loss, I think it is fundamentally linked to healthy living, and importantly, to the health and well-being of our children. My own problems with having been overweight began when I was a child, consolidated when I was an adolescent, and were at their worst when I was a teenager. Just at a time when even in the best of cases you wouldn’t feel comfortable in yourself, I lugged around an excess of 30-40 kg and felt pretty low about my appearance.  Had I had healthier eating and living habits, this would not have happened. Drawing on my own experience, I thus want to create a programme for parents and carers to work with their children to develop healthy and sustainable eating habits. It’s work in progress, so watch this space. In the meantime, enjoy Robert Macfarlane, one of my favourite writers – I can recognise what he is talking about only too well, both in myself as well as in the young people I spend time with.

Robert Macfarlane: “We’re losing nature as well as the names f…

“British children now spend on average less time outdoors each day than prisoners” – Robert Macfarlane, author of The Lost Words, on the importance of spending time outdoors

Posted by BBC Newsnight on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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