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Hello and welcome to help thought -- -- an appointment sitting in for Dr.
The fast paced world we live in means high levels of stress -- for too many of -- it can lead to obesity depression and other health problems my guest Stephanie aware of the Nature Conservancy is here to tell -- the cure to what ails us could be -- outside our door I think he's -- much for joining acts.
It's -- to be -- -- -- -- the Nature Conservancy and also Women's Health magazine -- limit about the time spent outside and what did it find well.
It's actually not that surprising when it found -- found that women know intuitively that it's good for them to be outside but unfortunately they're not spending very much time outside only about.
25% of women are going outside when they're trying to relieve their stress.
Wow NIC to only 40% of us get out.
One -- two days per week.
Right and getting out could mean a lot of things -- -- might just be stepping outside the door doesn't mean they're necessarily connecting to nature and that's what we're finding is actually a really important piece of our human and our our our physical and our.
And this is something that I had never even heard of the nature deficit disorder -- is that right so this is a -- -- -- that's been coined by Richard Booth talking about how more and more people are getting less connected -- are becoming disconnected from nature.
So we traditionally over the last million -- in years were very very connected to nature.
We're guided and directed by nature completely.
Now in the last thousand years we are really -- -- become more modern reliving and doors were spending time now in the last few decades with a lot of technology and cities.
So we're completely becoming disconnected.
Right in there there really is a spiritual aspects to being able to be outside so what are some of the effects of NDT.
So what they're finding as some of the things that -- had mentioned actually there's a higher risk of obesity higher risk of cancer.
Heart disease -- on increases in anxiety and depression.
These are things that are causing a lot of you know -- the public health issue ultimately.
-- -- -- it's really interesting is that when you go outside in nature your stress hormones go down that nasty death hormone cortisol in your blood pressure goes down your resting heart rate goes down.
You feel better.
So there's immediate effects just spending fifteen minutes outside on the nature is going to bring some major hope that it simply give us some suggestions on things we can do to try and get outside and even just brown bag hidden and get outside on -- -- gets it -- lunch I mean I think one of the biggest challenges people have is they're busy and how how might -- a possibly.
And integrate getting -- -- -- turns my life and I think.
Thinking about like you say brown bagging it having if you have a meeting.
Skipped a nasty but windowless conference room -- -- your colleagues outside go for a walk you know get out there if you've got to running errands and walked to the park on your way.
You know just doing things that integrated into your daily life.
And I think what we've been trying to do with found this poll in the discussion is to remind people of how important it is.
For their their physical and mental well being to get outside.
And for us it's really important because we're trying to get people connected to nature and how does this help the environment you say that just getting outside is -- but the -- what's the parallel there -- so -- I worked for the Nature Conservancy and our job is to help protect nature for people and we need people to help the students.
So if they're not feeling connected -- our our communities and -- connected to nature.
They're not going to be able to help that scene you know that you if you know it and you love it if you know it and and love -- you help protect it right.
So if we're not connected we're basically cutting herself off from life support.
He had a great Twitter campaign out there and and what's it called and you have a few favorite tweets -- -- so on the nations -- just -- with Women's Health magazine and in the month of April -- month we are doing thirty -- for thirty days.
And every day where -- suggesting ideas of how I can get outside and integrate -- turn to your life.
So let's see and hash tag is get outside get out silently up.
That's pretty easy to remember.
OK so here's one that's for today actually get outside and stock up unhealthy food at a local farmer's market by the -- one here and we provide the link.
And then I think one other.
Running outdoors actually burns more calories than the same distance on -- now treadmill also if you wanna know more about the -- you can go to nature dot org slash get outside and -- -- -- if you have a health question -- doctor -- -- at foxnews.com.
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