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Getting in Touch With Nature Boosts Your Mental Health

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6) “Drum or dance, as that is the rhythm of earth.”

7) “Recognize that nature is all around you. You are always connected to it.”

8) “When you have the time, plan some getaways with your friends, [such as] hiking, biking, rafting, or just throwing a Frisbee around.”

9) “Check out some waterfalls.”

10) “Put some nature pictures on your computer desktop.”

11) “Take car rides through nature areas and drive slowly to take in the sights.”

12) “Invite some friends over to do some gardening.”

13) “Spend some time with animals and trees. Trees have much to teach.”

Sources:

Scott, Trudy. Email interview. June 6, 2012. http://www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com

Heart, Mikaya. Email interview. June 6, 2012.
http://www.mikayaheart.org

Lang, Diane. Email interview. June 6, 2012.
http://www.dlcounseling.com

Menditto, Tom. Email interview. June 6, 2012. http://www.pittsburghadhdcoach.com

Reviewed June 8, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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