Evidence-based research suggests getting outside helps prevent and improve upon numerous health conditions. Examples are as follows:
Hear Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN – Get Outside To Improve Hour Health
American Journal of Public Health – 2004 September; 94(9): 1580–1586. PMCID: PMC1448497. A Potential Natural Treatment for Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence From a National Study
Evidence suggests that green outdoor settings appear to reduce ADHD symptoms in children.
A study from the University of Queensland, Australia, published in 2016 Scientific Reports showed how just 30 minutes of exposure to outdoor green spaces during the course of a week can reduce the prevalence of depression and high blood pressure by 7% and 9% respectively.
Scientific Reports 6: Article number 28551 (2016). “Health Benefits from Nature Depend on Dose”
Findings indicate that Natural environments have restorative benefits – Harvard Health Letter http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/a-prescription-for-better-health-go-alfresco
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