Benefits of Being Outside
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 282 , Segment 6
Episode: Brazilian Politics, Global Surgery, Paid Maternity Leave
- Apr 26, 2016 9:00 pm
- 17:30 mins
Guest: Ruth Ann Atchley, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas The summer season of outdoor excursions and afternoons in the park is just around the corner. And while many state parks and recreation areas now offer WIFI to keep you connected even when you’re out of cell service, let’s hear a pitch for letting your devices go dark while you’re in nature. There’s evidence to suggest that if you combine the rejuvenating power of the outdoors with a break from the distractions of your phone and tablet, your brain works better.