Doctors Prescribe Hiking in National Parks

8:00 a.m. on July 2, 2011 (EDT)
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If you're reading this, you likely know firsthand that going for a hike or walk in nature has a positive impact on your mood and health. You just feel better after being active outdoors, better than if you'd hit the treadmill or stairmaster at the gym. Exercise, particularly exercise outdoors, lowers stress levels and blood pressure, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and improves concentration ...

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2011/07/02/park-prescriptions-prescribing-nature.html

10:47 p.m. on July 4, 2011 (EDT)
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Finally a valid excuse. :)

9:24 p.m. on July 5, 2011 (EDT)
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So, can one tell their boss that they have a prescription that will prevent them from coming to work today?  ;-}>

2:10 p.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Watch out for your health on Yellowstone, maybe wear some bells and take bear spray.

6:16 p.m. on July 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Reminds me of Dr. Paul Dudley White of Harvard . When I was a child in the 50's, he would be featured in the newspapers and weekly publications advocating the active lifestyle to prevent cornorary disease.

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