Posts Tagged With: Park Rx

A prescription for a long walk – continued

Just a short post for today. Robert Zarr, a D.C.-area doctor who has been working with the National Park Service on the Park Prescription (Park Rx) program, was featured on a segment on NPR this week. The segment also deals with the topic of how to encourage children to get more exercise – including walking to school or playing in the local park. Check it out here:

To Make Children Healther, a Doctor Prescribes a Trip to the Park: NPR, July 14, 2014

Categories: Health, Hiking, Walking | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

A prescription for a long walk?

There’s been a lot written about how hiking is good for you, both physically and mentally.

And now, it seems that doctors can actually write a prescription for a long walk or bike ride for their patients; check out this story that the National Park Service posted on its website earlier this week about the new DC-area Park Prescription (Park Rx) program:

Doctor Tells Patients to Take a Hike: July 8, 2014

The Park Rx program, part of the NPS’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People US initiative, works with local doctors and health care providers to recommend outdoor recreational activities for their patients. The program is currently in place in a number of NPS parks around the country.

Read more about the program here.

 

Categories: Health, Hiking | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

Girl Gone Hiking

Sojourns with my dog and others that matter.

Trail Heads and Wandering Minds

For hikers, bikers, explorers and other people who like to get their boots muddy

Costa Rica Travel Blog .com

Costa Rica Travel Blog is the current traveller, will-be traveller, has-been traveller, and should-be traveller's guide to everything costa rica. Information, stories, news, advice - written by the Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated team - costa rican insiders, outsiders, and everywhere-in-between-siders.

oahuhiking

Oahu hikes

austin vivid photography

heather schramm-lifestyle photographer

ice cream magazine

................... for lovers of ice cream. Your free on line magazine for sweet frozen treats. Recipes, inspiration, artisanal ideas for your delectation.

Modern Day Lewis and Clark Expedition

Modern Day Re-Enactment/Expedition

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

My Blog

A fine WordPress.com site

MuseBoxx

Space to Create

Mr. Greco's Lesson Plans

FFCHS: Secondary/US History

Mackintosh Fun Time

BJ Wanlund's Apple Blog!

David Quesal

and The Quesal Puppet Troupe

Space oddities

What I didn't learn in science class

Words Read and Written

Ramblings of an aspiring author & book blogger