It is a fact that children today have a vastly different childhood than our own. They tend to stay indoors more often, playing games on their laptop, console etc. While you may have spent your childhood fishing, swimming or being outside in general. This is not really a competition about which generation had a better childhood. It is simply the phenomenon of evolution, which will keep on happening for every generation to come.
There is not anything wrong with spending time indoors but without proper physical activity or stimulation, it can be a reason to worry. Lethargy and inactivity can make one prone to various types of diseases both physical and mental. So, exercise and stimulation is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy life. Moderation is what needs to be introduced in these type of lifestyles.
This does not apply to children alone, majority of adults need to heed to this advice alone. With 9-5 jobs it can be difficult to maintain a proper lifestyle. The fact that we unwind by sitting in front of the TV alone is proof of that.
You can start with baby steps because we know it is unrealistic to expect for your entire lifestyle to take a 180 degree turn. You can start by allocating some time for you and your children to step away from all electronic devices and spend time outside every day. It will help ground you and your children.
This might be a good time to invest in getting a deck built in your yard. A deck can become a venue for outdoor parties and become a nice way to spend time outside as well. Wood decking used to be a popular option in the beginning but composite decking has taken over know. There are a few things you need to know about composite decking before you call a contractor.
Composite decking is basically made of bamboo fiber, wood chips, saw dust and plastic. So, more than 80% of the materials are recycled, making it a more eco-friendly alternative. The finishing can even resemble real wood.
It requires little to no maintenance and it can be cleaned with a pressure hose unlike wooden decking which requires resealing and careful maintenance. Composite decking is also rot and bug resistant and, is not affected by moisture. Build Deck recommends cleaning your composite decking boards regularly for both aesthetic and safety reasons.
The material is sturdy and can withstand a lot of abuse. It can last up to an average of 20 years depending on your choice of manager.
However, composite decking is not as aesthetically appealing as the original finish that comes with using woods like cedar. It is not mold resistant either, not to mention the fact that composite decking is comparatively more expensive than wood decking as well.
There are a number of factors for you to keep in consideration when choosing your decking like the amount of effort you can put in maintenance, the weather and moisture situation where you love. The amount of weight the material can stand etc. You can consult your contractor about whether or not composite decking will work for you.