The benefits of orienteering-type outdoor activities for children are highlighted in the following analysis in today’s Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘Children respond to the call of the wild’:http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/children-respond-to-call-of-the-wild-20100509-ulqv.html
This research is something orienteering clubs can use in promoting bush orienteering to children.
At the other end of the age scale, the Life Matters program on ABC Radio National has looked at brain health and reducing the risk of dementia in older Australians. Both brain exercise and physical exercise are very important for brain health as we get older, with orienteering an excellent sport for combining the two. Hear more athttp://www.abc.net.au/rn/lifematters/stories/2010/2884859.htm