The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Karolinska Institute during their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on Jan. 31, in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might make a change to their parenting once they return home from their royal tour of Sweden and Norway.

At the end of their two-day visit to Stockholm on Wednesday, Prince William revealed that he and Catherine hope to encourage their own kids to get outside more, as outdoor play benefits both physical and mental health.

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“The Swedish love of the outdoors — the way you embrace your climate and environment and are committed to ensuring future generations can do the same; the fact that you do so when it is so cold is really inspiring,” he said.

“One lesson that we will take home with us is that children are actively encouraged to spend time outdoors, whatever the weather,” he continued. “This is obviously very good for their physical health but, as we learnt this morning at the remarkable Karolinska Institute, it has huge benefits for a child’s mental health as well.”

Catherine and William attend a Bandy hockey match during day one of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway.

Research has shown that being outdoors can have a positive impact on mental health. Not only can it lift your mood, but a

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