Here’s your monthly dose of of Parkscriptions articles and inspiration:
A Prescription For Nature– National Parks Conservation Association by Daphne Miller, M.D.
When is the last time a doctor or nurse asked you about your exposure to nature? Perhaps you were asked if you smoke, how much alcohol you drink, and whether you exercise. But time spent in nature? An unlikely topic.
What Green Spaces and Nature Can Do to Your Mood – TIME by Abigail Abrams
It might seem intuitive that spending time outside is good for you. Whether it’s taking a walk to clear your head or smelling flowers in a backyard garden, getting outside is a dependable way to feel better.
How art that reflects nature can be good for us – Arts Council England
Mark has been working with neuroscientists and psychologists to explore and measure the effect that artistic visual and auditory stimuli – based on the natural world – has on people.
Can Getting Outside Really Improve Your Mental Wellness? – Sierra Club by Katherine Wei
Are you staying in this weekend, watching Netflix with a choice comfort food on hand? Consider also making time to get outdoors. Studies show that getting outside is clinically proven to keep your mind healthy and relaxed. In fact, doctors are among the most strident advocates of the good old-fashioned nature prescription.
It’s official — spending time outside is good for you – Science Daily by University of East Anglia
Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
From Outside Online:
Jane is our Program Manager for Parkscriptions and is currently studying Environmental Psychology at Western Washington University. She just came back from a year abroad in Tasmania, Australia, but now you can find her out climbing, biking, skiing or running anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Growing up in the great state of Washington, Jane wants to help people get outside and enjoy all this place has to offer!