Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

July 30, 2014 8:11 PM

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Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Without any encouragement from coaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an outdoor soccer camp used nearby tents for shade during rest periods, a new study found.

“Outdoor sports and being active are important for kids to be healthy globally, but we need to balance that with taking reasonable steps to prevent skin cancers,” Dr. Ian A. Maher told Reuters Health.

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