S5 Episode 02: Nature Therapy

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Physical therapist Allison Mitch discusses health benefits of spending time in nature for both adults and children.

This episode is part of Series 5: Nature and Health. For a list of ParkTalk episodes and series and to submit ideas and questions, visit https://www.napervilleparks.org/PODCASTS

Quote from the episode:

"Research coming out of the public health domain suggests that zip code is more important than genetic code, so that should give you a sense of how profoundly connected human health is to the environment."

For more information:

Allison's blog: http://wildwomaninthesuburbs.com/what-is-nature-therapy/

Suggested books:

There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kid. McGurk

Last Child in the Woods. Richard Louv

Vitamin N. Richard Louv

How to Raise a Wild Child. Scott Sampson

Balanced and Barefoot. Angela Hanscom

The Nature Fix. Florence Williams

Ideas for how and where to spend time in nature in the western suburbs of Chicago

Photo from Aug. 2018 Rx for Nature Festival at Knoch Knolls Nature Center