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For many kids, summer means time out of the classroom and into the sunshine. But between camps, vacations and video games, they may not be getting all the fresh air they could use.

Numerous studies are continuing to show how those who spend time outdoors are reaping the plentiful benefits. This evidence shows that a good dose of time in wild lands could help kids in some unexpected ways.

Here are some surprising reasons for kids to get outside this summer:

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