by Sarah JF Braley | August 30, 2019
According to a report on the PBS NewsHour Wednesday night, pediatricians -- who are encountering more and more stress-related anxiety, depression and high blood pressure in kids (not to mention their parents) -- are prescribing time spent outside in nearby parks and forests. This philosophy is enthusiastically advocated by Park RX, which focuses on programs that include a health or social-service provider who encourages their patients/clients to spend time in nature, with the goal of improving their health and well-being. Write the prescription for yourself when you have a few hours in a new city after a program concludes, or offer it to your attendees by planning team building, an F&B event or free time at a park close to your hotel.