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Unplugging from the grid: ‘nature deficit disorder’

Whether it’s exercise, fresh air, negative ions, or unplugging from the grid, being in nature helps you slow down, calm down and get grounded. Author Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder” to describe the negative consequences of too much virtual and too little real time.

His recent book, Vitamin N, sites studies showing how spending time in nature helps ADHD, depression and anxiety, obesity, myopia and the immune system. It’s also a good way to disconnect from the demands of a scheduled life and reconnect with your essential self. #thisistheantidote⁠