Children in Mexico who spent more time in nature had greater happiness and awareness of recycling and other environmental sustainability practices. See summary of the article here.
TED talk by Dr. Strayer on science behind the cognitive recovery through nature. This talk highlights how nature can help our minds recuperate from multitasking and reminds us to “Unplug and connect with nature!” link to TEDx talk.
I also felt that Calgary (where I live) could have been swapped for Utah in his opening remarks.
How I Discovered the Health Benefits of Nature
Read time 12 minutes – 2500 words
Nature and Medical Education
I am a psychiatrist – and someone who frequently spends time in nature – although I didn’t learn about the mental health benefits of nature through my medical training.
If you are trying to find a mental health professional like a psychiatrist you are unlikely to find them in a forest, you may be lucky to spot one having lunch in a city park where they are likely trying to find some respite from their clinical work. Likewise, if you are a mental health professional you won’t have much luck opening a successful clinic in a national park (at least not at this time).Read More A Psychiatrist in the Woods