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Get Your Nature On!

  While following TV shows like Lost (yes, I am in love with Sawyer) over 6 seasons and staying up late to watch playoff basketball seems like the obvious best choice …

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The Eyes Have It: Study Shows Trading Screen Time for Green Time is Better for Kids’ Hearts

We all have a sense that kids nowadays spend too much time indoors, and too much of that staring at screens. As detailed in last year’s NWF Whole Child Report …

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a …

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix …

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I …

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7 Reasons Outdoor Play Does A Body Good

Take some lessons from nature to nurture your child

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NWF and Let’s Move! in Estes Park, Colorado

This post was written by Patrick Fitzgerald, NWF’s Director of Education Advocacy. Hello from Colorado! This week I’m at the 125th anniversary of camping celebration at the beautiful YMCA of …

Benefits of Prescribing Nature

A noted physician explains why she and many of her colleagues are medicating people with a dose of the outdoors to prevent a wide range of health problems

Take Two Hikes And Call Me In The Morning

  |   May 10, 2010

Can a dose of nature cure what ails you?

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