More doctors might be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic.
Just because the weather is cold and snow is flying everywhere, it doesn’t mean that you have to stay cooped up inside the house until the temperatures rise. As an active person, there are plenty of outdoor activities that you … Continue reading →
It was a typical fall morning in 2011 when, on the last steep hill of my daily hike, I felt like I couldn’t possibly take another step without passing out. The sudden and intense onset of extreme exhaustion made me … Continue reading →
Lyme disease is now the fastest growing vector-borne disease in North America. The CDC has upped their estimate of new cases from 30,000 to 300,000 a year in the U.S. In Canada, where denial is still rampant, the government says … Continue reading →
It’s a beautiful winter day. You’re out in the country, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, stomping your way to, well, anywhere. As you’re climbing a low hill, your moving foot catches the tail of your snowshoe … Continue reading →
Summer welcomes warmer temperatures and the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some heart-healthy activities. It's a great time to take advantage of the season with hiking, walking, or outdoor sports— not only are these activities fun, but they can help reduce the risk for circulation disorders. Now is the time to commit to exercise and a heart-healthy lifestyle, before you become another casua...