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Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature

August 7, 2017

Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing” originated in Japan as a way for individuals to reconnect with the natural world. Forest bathing has quickly expanded around the world due to the positive mental and physical health

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The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Opened This Summer in San Antonio

July 16, 2017

The National Recreation Foundation looks to enhance the quality of life of economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged youth, those we often describe as being “at-risk”, through investing in recreation

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Coaching Female Athletes

June 23, 2017

This article was first published in Athletic Management Magazine in January of 2016 and highlights the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) organized  through Family Crisis Services based in Portland, ME which

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REI “Force of Nature” Fund

May 25, 2017

REI (Recreation Equipment Inc.) has been a leader in the outdoor recreation community for years. REI’s programs, such as the #OPTOUTSIDE initiative and the commitment to continue assisting in making the outdoors more

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National ParkRx Initiative: Using park prescriptions to encourage physical activity

April 8, 2017

According to the ParkRx initiative obesity costs the United States nearly $190 Billion per year. Roughly 29 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes.  The National ParkRx initiative is

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The Nature Playbook: Strategies for facilitating experiences in Nature.

March 23, 2017

This year the Canadian Parks Council produced, “The Nature Playbook”, a fantastic resource for integrating nature into health, play, and physical activity. According to the Playbook, “Everyone involved in this

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