We Are 90% Indoor Generation
Have you ever wondered why our elders call us ‘The Indoor Generation’? If you would think about it briefly, you’ll realise that they aren’t wrong at all. Try to recall your daily living lifestyle for instance. We travel by car, which had drawn glasses and doors. We usually stay inside our houses or even if at office or school, that doesn’t make any difference since there also, we stay in a cabin or a classroom. Think yourself, how much do you walk in a day? OR how much time you spend under the sky?
Indoor Generation Habits
In short, we’ve forgotten the way we were originally destined to live. And to compensate the time that we ‘don’t’ spend outdoors, we arrange for indoor plants and what not. Otherwise, why do you think that people these days suffer from Vitamin D deficiency? Staying outdoor for a specific amount of time is as much important as any other task of your life. And do you know that the inside of your house can be multiple times more polluted than the outside? Yes, it’s true. Read more about indoor pollution here.
According to the World Health Organization Millions of citizens within the WHO European Region spend approximately 90% of their time indoors: in their homes (2/3 of this time), workplaces, schools, and public spaces.
This report aims to explore and shed light on the links between different exposure stressors and modifiers people confront in residential dwellings, day care centers, schools, and kindergartens. It summarizes a systematic review of literature and project reports presenting evidence on multiple or combined risk exposure in indoor environments, covering the range of health risks encountered.
Further, a recent report by VELUX backed by data from YouGov, an international market research, and data analytics firm, highlights some startling statistics about “the Indoor Generation” — and how the inclination to stay inside affects health and happiness. I am embedding this video which explains how and why we have closed ourself in indoors, and what we should do.
Long Thing Short
It’s high time that we start to realise the importance of being outside and the health benefits associated with it. Also, encourage your kids to play and cycle outdoors for a specific period and let them not acquire a bad lifestyle. A walk with the whole family after dinner or early in the morning will not only give rise to a healthy family relation but also will reduce stress and anxiety.
The oxygen that we breathe early in the morning is much fresh than the oxygen we breathe in the rest of the day. Neglect the use of humidifiers, ACs, and other equipments that might affect you or the Earth! Organize meet and greets and other social events in your garden to increase happiness in your lives!