Archive for January 2nd, 2017

Getting Healthier, Happier and Smarter in 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017
Getting healthier, happier and smarter by spending time outdoors.

Getting healthier, happier and smarter by spending time outdoors.

This is Passport to Texas

Adults and children can achieve a better quality of life by committing to spending time in the wide open spaces…or the forested spaces…or watery spaces…or…any outdoor space. Even their own backyards.

Outreach & Education Director, Nancy Herron, shares some thoughts on how individuals and families can make 2017 the healthiest…happiest…and smartest year yet by spending time outside.

When you spend time outdoors you can be healthier, happier and smarter. What do we mean by that? Well, actually there is a lot of research that’s out there that shows that people of all ages actually do have benefits from being outside in nature, and that does include improvements to your health, your stress level, your sense of self esteem and confidence. Even being more cooperative. Can you believe that? Communities are more cooperative; families bond better in the out of doors. These are interesting things that we now know that we took for granted, and we just didn’t realize. That there’s a whole bevy of benefits from being outdoors.

Nancy Herron returns with resolutions to get you outdoors and help to make you and yours healthier… happier…and smarter.

That’s our show for today… Funding provided in part by Ram Trucks. Guts. Glory. Ram

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.