Nature Exposure as Part of Your Wellness Portfolio
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Nature Exposure as Part of Your Wellness Portfolio

Thursday, June 23, 2022|1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Over the past decade, there has been mounting evidence for the effects of nature on health and well-being. Spending time in green spaces has significant positive effects on mental health and stress reduction. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people rediscovered nature as a way to cope with the stress of the lockdowns. However, most Americans still spend very little time in nature. This session will explore the research evidence connecting health and nature. This session will examine several studies conducted by the Center for Health & Nature, including the effects of healing gardens, nature through virtual reality, nature exposure among remote workers and theoretical measurement development. The session will conclude by examining programs developed to increase exposure to nature, including ParkRX, Walk with a Doc and Campus Nature RX.

Jay Maddock
Speaker: Jay Maddock,  PhD, FAAHB Director; Professor of Public Health,  Center for Health and Nature; Texas A & M University College Station,  TX
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