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.
It’s Time for Doctors to Prescribe Outdoor Therapy
Studies have shown that being outside has positive psychological and physiological benefits. Can the nature cure compete with Xanax?
How Cities Are Making Their Residents More Active
Planners of cities both large and small are working overtime to build the parks, trails, and bike paths to help residents be more active than ever
Why your next doctor appointment might yield a prescription to play outside
Bellingham nonprofit Recreation Northwest is launching a program called Parkscriptions that aims to make it easier for doctors to prescribe nature. Family Care Network, a group of local primary care doctors, has signed on to help pilot the program and the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom County Health Department are also working on the program.
How Nature Improves Your Health
Dr. Howard Frumkin explains how contact with nature can provide mental, emotional, and physical benefits.
A Soldier and a Doctor on the Power of Nature
As we give thanks for their service on Veteran’s Day, REI has asked one vet and a nationally renowned medical researcher to share their views on the healing power of the outdoors.
How Income Inequality Is Slowing America Down
A new study found that our kids are among the least fit in the world—and our unequal income distribution likely has something to do with it.
If you’re super outdoorsy, this is the awesome way it’s changing your brain.
Ecotherapy is, in basic terms, using nature or natural spaces as a form of or tool for psychotherapy.