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If you’re feeling stressed and want to take advantage of the health benefits of spending time in nature—which studies say can reduce depression and anxiety, lower blood pressure, cut the risk of other diseases, and boost creativity and cognitive abilities—you might want to aim for two hours outside a week.
Park visits now being prescribed to some patients – Republican American – by DeJanay Booth Detroit Free Press
Under a new initiative, Park Rx America, doctors are prescribing visits to local parks along with more traditional medicine to boost patient health.
Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing – Science Daily – source University of Exeter
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study.
As Parkscriptions Program Director, Elizabeth Nelson brings passion for community health by promoting the positive connection and health benefits of time spent in nature. She has a broad range of experience in running her own business, nonprofit and government organizations. Her program management, graphic design and marketing skills combined with her background in community health bring a unique perspective to her work. She enjoys hiking, running, playing soccer, and exploring new trails with her two daughters.