nature & health


Doctors Are Now Prescribing Time in Nature and Visits to Art Museums

New programs in Canada and the U.K. aim to heal with art and nature.

Inc., November 2018

How biophilia can improve your life

Even subtle changes of scenery can have dramatic effects on our mental and physical health.

Mother Nature Network, October 2018

Why Indoor Plants Make Us Feel Happy

Civilized, October 2018


The Fullest, October 2018

The Health Benefits Of Nature Are Even More Powerful During Your Commute, Study Shows

Elite Daily, October 2018

Natural Medicine: More Doctors Prescribing Time Outdoors

EcoWatch, October 2018

Nature Therapy and Exercise: A Perfect Pair

PsychCentral, October 2018

The Tech Generation Goes to Wilderness Therapy

A guide at a wilderness therapy organization observes an increasing number of teens coming in to treat technology addiction

Outside Magazine, September 2018

How houseplants could save us from toxic buildings

Fast Company, August 2018

The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone

Gizmodo, July 2018

Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.

The New York Times, July 2018

The simple Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku could be the key to leading a happier and healthier life

Business Insider, April 2018

Miyazaki Yoshifumi Explores the Healing Power of the Forest

Nippon, April 2018

Author, journalist describes benefits of nature on the brain

The Titusville Herald, April 2018

Outdoor learning grows in Scotland as grasp of benefits takes root

The Guardian, April 2018

Being Raised in Greener Neighborhoods May Have Beneficial Effects on Brain Development

A study by ISGlobal, in collaboration with Hospital del Mar and UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain. 

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, February 2018

How Nature Heals

We may be cutting ourselves off from the best medicine—no side effects

Epoch Times, February 2018

Seek out green spaces for a better quality of life

More and more studies indicate access to the natural, green world may also extend lifespan, Mark Cullen and Ben Cullen write.

The Star, February 2018

‘Park Prescriptions’ Can Help Lower Stress Levels

People who visited parks and other nature spots more frequently saw a small but steady drop in their stress levels, researchers say.

Healthline, February 2018

One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better

Researchers say the outdoors can help mute internal criticism.

Yes! Magazine, February 2018

Bushwalking is really good for you. Sure, it's relaxing — but it boosts your biology too

ABC Australia, February 2018

New Study Finds That Teens Who Live Near Nature Are Less Depressed

MindBodyGreen, January 2018

Wilderness: The New Treatment for PTSD

New science seeks to quantify how wild spaces can treat widespread mental health issues. In the wake of a personal struggle, writer Annette McGivney gets a firsthand look.

Backpacker, January 2018

As modern life retreats from nature, science documents its healing powers

MinnPost, January 2018

A naturally affordable health care plan

Aspen Times, January 2018

Author says it’s time for a ‘Nature Fix’ for a longer, happier life

The Salt Lake Tribune, December 2017

Is Living Near a Forest Good for Your Brain?

A new study discovered a connection between where you live and the health of your brain's amygdala.

Greater Good Science Center, November 2017

Why living near forests can benefit your mental health

World Economic Forum, October 2017

Living Near a Forest Keeps Your Amygdala Healthier

A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers’ homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others.

Neuroscience News, October 2017

Nature boosts your health in a surprising number of ways, finds new research

World Economic Forum, March 2017

7 Reasons to Spend Mindful Time in Nature

Chopra, February 2017

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study

Trees and green spaces are unrecognised healers offering benefits from increases in mental wellbeing to allergy reductions, says report

The Guardian, March 2017

8 Amazing Ways Nature Can Heal You

Mother nature can help lower your heart rate, boost your immunity, make you sleep better, and much more. (Ain't she magical?)

Rodale's Organic Life, February 2017


REI Co-op, November 2016

'All Persons Trails' For Nature Seekers With Disabilities Grow In Mass.

WBUR, November 2016

How Nature Walks Make Your Brain Healthier

A walk in nature is its own form of therapy

PhysioMed, 2016

The Health and Social Benefits of Nature and Biodiversity Protection

Institute for European Environmental Policy, April 2016

We all intrinsically think that nature must be good for our health and happiness. A recent analysis of a large-scale nature challenge scientifically shows how important feeling part of nature is to our physical and mental health.

BBC, April 2016

11 scientific reasons you should be spending more time outside

Business Insider, April 2016

How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.

Greater Good Magazine, March 2016

This Simple Lifestyle Change Will Make You Happier, Less Stressed, and More Creative

Difficulty level? Easy. Cost? Zero dollars., March 2016

Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature

Stanford News, June 2015

This documentary proves that outdoor adventures are essential to human health

The Plaid Zebra, February 2015

Study: Hiking Makes You Happier

Research shows outdoor walks improve mental health

Outside, September 2014

The Smell of Nature Is Almost As Good As the Real Thing, As Far As Our Brains Are Concerned

Hard science is finally backing up centuries of aromatherapy wisdom.

CityLab, March 2013

In an ambitious new study, scientists will investigate whether natural bird calls can improve a person's mood, attention, and even creativity.

Mother Nature Network, December 2011