It’s natural, free and beckoning to heal us
An expanding body of evidence links human experience in the natural world to better health yet few doctors are aware of this. I hope this article will inspire you to bring nature into your practice and the prescription of a ‘green hour’ into your management plan for the wellbeing of not only your patients and your staff but for you also.
I like to think of contact with nature as analogous to a swimming pool, with having a natural view up the shallow end and a wilderness experience like bushwalking in an old-growth forest up the deep end. In the middle is being in the presence of nature whilst walking to work through