“In the future, doctors may tell you take two ‘doses of nature’ and call in the morning” – The Washington Post
Dream Tree Films & Productions believed it was time for Mother Nature to get her own commercial, in hopes that a witty spin would bring some much needed attention to the great outdoors. The full details of the prescription, studies and even Nature Rx: Kids can be found at their home site here. The team plans on creating many more fun public service announcements blending light comedic entertainment with more practical information about Nature Deficit Disorder and how to incorporate nature into our lives in ways that are easy, manageable, and fun. A light and loving campaign for Mother Nature is just what the Doctor ordered don’t you think?
But for real…here’s an interesting study to back up Nature. NOW go outside!
Study finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression…“City dwellers have a 20 percent higher risk of anxiety disorders and a 40 percent higher risk of mood disorders as compared to people in rural areas. People born and raised in cities are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia.” — Rob Jordan, Stanford University