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NWF Green Hour

Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. A program of the National Wildlife Federation

Monday, October 17, 2005


A Calming Hour

Most people have an intuition that spending a little time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety. The emerging field of environmental psychology certainly supports this. Taking a walk outside, gardening, and most other outdoor activities -- in calming green spaces -- can lower blood pressure, improve mental health and enhance ons'e overall sense of well being. It can even help with panic attacks.

Here is a list of suggestions for the adults who may need a Green Hour themselves to relieve anxiety. Read More!

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