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Kids don't play outside anymore


(CNN)--A new study shows roughly half of America's pre-school-aged children are not getting a daily dose of outdoor playtime.

Researchers looked at nearly nine-thousand pre-schoolers nationwide.42-percent did not go outside daily.

The study found gender and race played a role.Researchers also found mothers are more likely than fathers to take their children outside to play.

Experts recommend children play outside for at least 60 minutes a day. They say being outdoors improves weight control, motor development, vision and vitamin D levels.

Find the study online in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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