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Monday, August 10, 2015

Go Hiking

On August 25 to celebrate The National Park Service 99 year-Birthday, all of the country's national parks are waiving their entrance fees and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast.
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve these lands so people all over the world could experience America's historic beauty and heritage for years to come.
Stanford researches share, "A new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression." Research even shows that simply looking at photos of nature has a rejuvenating effect on the brain and that kids who are exposed to more greenery during the school day perform better on exams. Nature Rx, created by a team of filmmakers, is a short series of one-minute long videos that "encourage folks to spend time outdoors by spoofing prescription drug commercials."
Ingrid Cheng

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