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Perscribe Nature

Why Perscribe Nature?


It’s Easy

Health-care providers are always looking for simple, practical interventions to improve their patients’ lives. Research shows that that spending time in nature has a wide range of positive effects on human health, from reduced chronic disease to improved mental health, not including the known benefits of regular exercise.



Getting outside adds up fast, whenever patients feel like they’ve had meaningful contact with nature, from a walk in the park to sitting on a park bench or asking down a mountain. This makes the process of setting green-time goals patient-centered and self-directed.


Good for the Earth

Research shows that people who are more connected to nature do more to protect it. So not only are you improving your patients’ health, but you’re also doing your part for the planet.

The TWO and TWENTY Challenge

The TWO and TWENTY Challenge is a
simple way to get individuals active and interacting with nature more often.

The TWO and TWENTY Challenges goal is simple: over TWO weeks examine howgetting outside is good for your health. 

To complete the Challenge, all you need to do is be active in nature for 20 minutes (all at once), six out of the seven days in a given week. It is as simple as the THREE STEPS BELOW

2/20 Challenge: Week One

Don’t change a single thing. During the first week of the challenge, all you need to do is think about how you react to stressors in your life.

Think about how many times a week you feel those stressors impacting your day-to-day life and how you deal with those stressors.

2/20 Challenge: Week Two

In the second week, the TWO and TWENTY Challenge starts with a simple goal. Be active, in nature, for 20 minutes, six out of the seven days this week. Find your favorite park, a walk in the woods, a trail in your community.

Just be outside, find a time that works for you, but make sure you do the full 20mins.

2/20 Challenge: What Changed?

At the end of your second week, we ask that you fill out our survey (it will take less than 2 mins) to tell us if you noticed any changes to how you felt when you were outside vs. your first week.

The questions are compiled without the use of any personal data. If you would like to be informed about other Climate and health news, please leave your email address.

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