Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Stanford Researchers Find Mental Health Prescription: Nature


A Stanford-led study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Get Your Daily Dose of Trees - Health Benefits Video


Trees and forests create numerous health benefits: cleaner air that lowers childhood asthma rates, less heat exhaustion due to decreased summer air temperatures, blocking UV rays that cause skin cancer, and natural calming effect that decreases stress levels and increases focus. So, get your daily dose of trees.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nature Is Smarter Than Us


Nature is pretty damn smart. In fact, many modern technologies get their ideas from nature. Trace explores the awesome field of biomimicry.

Monday, July 9, 2018

How Sunlight Affects Your Health


One of the best known benefits of sunlight is its ability to boost the body's vitamin D supply, but what happens when you can't get outside in the sun? George Washington University's Dr. Michael Irwig explains how sunlight, or lack of it, can affect a person's health.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Get Hooked on Nature: Ben Klasky at TEDxRainier



As kids now spend more time with entertainment media, they're getting less and less time outdoors, despite the mental and physical health benefits. Ben Klasky, CEO of IslandWood, a 255-acre outdoor learning center, proposes a free and natural remedy to the physical problems kids face: the Great Outdoors.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Healing Power Of Mother Nature That Always Gives You Mental Peace



Nature helps us cope with pain. Because we are genetically programmed to find trees, plants, water, and other nature elements engrossing, we are absorbed by nature scenes and distracted from our pain and discomfort.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

How Stress Affects Your Body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist


Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Lesson by Sharon Horesh Bergquist, animation by Adriatic Animation.