I do some complaining about my past docs. But several of them did prescribe walking, canoeing, roller-skating out-of-doors, ice-skating, and camping. Intuitively they knew it will help my state of mind. Research is now backing this up.

It doesn’t have to be that energy intensive. Sometimes just more green space in an urban area can have great affects on mental health. Especially children diagnosed with ADHD. Read more from the Suite101.com website:

Mental health benefits from nature.

Green Exercise Reduces Depression and Aggression in Adults and Kids

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Researchers are establishing credible grounds for green prescriptions — where doctors ‘prescribe’ contact with nature for various conditions — and for parks to be considered a national health resource.

Read more here.