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Your Call: The healing power of nature

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On the March 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation about the benefits of nature on our mental health.

Research shows that spending time in nature enhances our mental and physical wellbeing, but only about 10 percent of teens and 5 percent of adults spend time outdoors. What’s being done to get more people outside? How often do you spend time in nature and what are the benefits? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

David Strayer, professor cognitive psychology at the University of Utah

Nooshin Razani, pediatrician at Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland

Web Resources:

National Geographic: This Is Your Brain on Nature

The New Yorker: The Multitask Masters

Huffington Post: This Is Your Brain On Nature

KQED: Doctor’s Orders: More Outdoor Time For Kids

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.