Docs in the Park!

Have you heard about pediatricians prescribing time in nature for their patients? Studies show that being outside in nature relieves stress, combats obesity, and reduces asthma and ADHD in children. The Parks & People Foundation in Baltimore, MD — who generously assisted us with our Baltimore shoot for Mother Nature’s Child — supports this effort with a “Docs in the Park” program as part of their Greater Baltimore Children and Nature Collaborative. A fantastic idea: prescribe outdoor activity instead of prescription drugs! A terrific way to support not only physical health but a child’s emotional balance, intellectual curiosity and, best of all, sense of wonder! We hope this idea will spread to pediatric practices everywhere.

 

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