Did we really need research to tell us that nature’s good?

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Anew research project has discovered that children who spend time outdoors have better eyesight than those who do not. Hmm. Sometimes I do wonder about research projects.

I remember one – many years ago – that found raised motorway signs which spanned carriageways were easier for the driver to see than one by the sides of the roads. Really? It took a whole research project to conclude that?

I don’t know anything at all about the workings of a child’s eye (except they’re pretty good at spying out when I’m trying to sneak a chocolate biscuit) but it seems fairly obvious that sitting in the gloom all day, or in unnatural light, can’t be as good as being out and about.

Nature’s good for us. Accept it and move on.