Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Say No To Nature Deficit Disorder

The link here is to a great article called

"The Healing Power of Nature" (Full article)

I enjoyed the article. I don't really need convincing that being outside and exploring the great outdoors offers many wonderful benefits, but it is always fascinating to read the perspectives of so many that are all excited about this truth.

"In order to work or study efficiently, we need to maintain focused attention on the task at hand–something that everyone struggles with–most especially those with Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD. Too much focused attention can lead to mental fatigue and increased stress. One remedy for this fatigue is exposure to nature. The wilder the better, but even a little bit helps. Office workers with a view of nature are happier and healthier at work; kids do better academically; hospital stays are shorter with windows to nature; exercisers who walk outside in pleasant environments walk longer."

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