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Hikers get more benefits from outdoor exercise

September 14, 2012

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Reluctant exercisers visualize fitness as hours on a treadmill or lifting weights in an overcrowded gym. But some of the fittest individuals look to the great outdoors for exercise. According to Denise Mitten, contributing editor of Hiking and Backpacking, exercising in nature can help increase and maintain fitness levels and contribute to overall health and […]

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Essential oils for summer comfort

February 26, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  Spending time in nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate, and summer and fall offer a great time for outdoor fun. Yet after all the day’s activities, discomfort from sunburn and mosquito bites can keep you awake and miserable. Fortunately, nature offers remedies with essential oils, which make […]

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Is your tween/teen suffering from nature deficit disorder?

February 23, 2012

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by Vanessa Chamberlain —  The signs and symptoms of nature deficit disorder (NDD) sound like checklists you have heard for other common diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), LFT (low frustration-tolerance) and manic-depressive disorder (bipolar). In his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv coined the term […]

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