Doctors in Scotland prescribing nature to their patients
The health initiative in this article, rolled out in Shetland is right up our street. Since October 5, doctors in Shetland have been authorised to prescribe ‘nature’ to their patients. This means getting out in the fresh air regularly, moving more, getting more vitamin D and generally taking time for yourself.
We know that being outside is of course physically beneficial, just look at us :D. It’s also mentally beneficial as we get away from the stresses of daily life, let our mind have some breathing space and do something different from our daily routine.
It’s also a chance for us all to engage in nature and the landscape around us. Here in Scotland we have so many beautiful areas to visit and sometimes we just need that push to make the time to enjoy them.
Organising run tours in Edinburgh, we are obviously out and about a lot; however we still need to make the time to get out of the city (as wonderful as it is!) and go and immerse ourselves in nature. So as well as planning another great year of run tours and developing our services in 2019 (watch this space…), we are also planning plenty more of our own escapes in the great outdoors.
So do you get your weekly dose of nature and have you any exciting outdoor adventures coming up?
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November 2, 2020 at 11:38 am
A pilot of this has just started in Edinburgh. Thought you might like to know. http://www.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/nature-prescriptions-edinburgh-pilot/