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Nature's Nurture: Improve Your Health & Creativity

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: It's time to crawl out of your compartment, grab the kids and visit nature.
Air Date: 1/24/17
Duration: 23:40
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Florence Williams, Journalist & Author
Florence WilliamsFlorence Williams is a journalist and contributing editor to Outside magazine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic among others.

Her first book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology.

Williams lives in Washington, DC.
Nature's Nurture: Improve Your Health & Creativity
Times have changed with technology. Kids today aren’t spending as much time exploring the outdoors as in previous generations.

Seventy-one percent of today’s mothers recall playing outdoors in their youth. Only 25 percent of them recall their own children playing outdoors daily. Even when outdoors, many kids still have a device in front of them.

This impacts children negatively. Development of motor skills is not as strong. Long distance vision is affected. The retina isn’t getting enough vitamin D. Macular degeneration is happening earlier in life.

Just 20-40 minutes in nature can provide significant health benefits. Blood pressure, heart rates and cortisol can drop. Mood improves.

Get out into the world and access the free benefits of nature. 

Listen as Florence Williams joins Dr. Holly Lucille to share how communing with nature can improve lives.