There is so much research coming out of why it’s beneficial to spend time outside that we wanted to share it with you. Once a month we’ll share a collection of some of the best tidbits along with other park prescription success stories.
For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors
Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, according to a new study by researchers in Austria.
Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood
The aim of forest bathing, Choukas-Bradley explained, is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.
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Doctors Are Prescribing Park Visits to Boost Patient Health
Sometimes called ParkRx, new programs aim to get people outdoors.
EP19:Eco-Psycology with Dr. Rene Laventure
Learn the principles of eco-psycology that you can implement now to improve health and well being.
April is a co-founder and former co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest. She is currently working with Ocean Conservancy to protect our oceans, specifically the Arctic.