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Get Outside!

Published on 5/12/2023
This is a great time to get out and enjoy our beautiful outdoors. And in case you missed the April 17 presentation on this topic, your Healthcare Issues team has a video!

On April 17th, Elizabeth Nelson, Program Director at Recreation Northwest, described the health benefits of being outdoors, for both mental and physical health. She noted that you do not have to be active while outdoors to benefit. That’s great news for many of us! Even sitting on a bench in a park observing nature can be beneficial. She also discussed the work her organization is doing with high school students in the AVID program at Options High School and the GRADS program in the Bellingham School District. Watch the video to learn more.

You can access the video of her presentation on the LWVBWC website's Healthcare Issue Team page. Scroll down on the page to see the video. The title is : "For your health, for your wellbeing, Get Outside!"  Also check out Recreation Northwest's website.

— Mary Lynne Courtney