"Parks are a part of our healthcare system," said Dr. Daphne Miller, a professor of family and community medicine, University of California, San Francisco, at the Greater & Greener: Reimagining Parks for 21st Century Cities, a conference in New York City. She said these green spaces are crucial to solving hypertension, anxiety, depression, diabetes -- "the diseases of indoor living." The more someone spends outdoors, the less likely they are to suffer from mental or physical disorders.
August 9, 2012
I really believe this to be true. Everyday I know myself I go outside and just stroll around my own neighborhood in my wheelchair. As I have stated in my past blog post's, going outside in nature just grounds me. Things become less intense in my life. Peace and God's light. Kathy :)