Nature as Medicine | Prescribing the Outdoors with Dr. Melissa Lem of PaRX
Nov 23, 2021 13:00 - 13:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/nature-medicine-prescribing-outdoors-dr-melissa-lem-parx/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Nature prescriptions were named one of the top 8 global wellness trends in 2019. And it's no surprise—research shows that kids and adults who spend more time in nature are happier and healthier. PaRx is breaking ground as Canada's first national, evidence-based nature prescription program. Featuring practical resources like quick tips and patient handouts, its goal is to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective.
Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician and Director of PaRx/Park Prescriptions for the BC Parks Foundation. Also President-elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, she has been researching, writing and speaking about the nature-health connection for over a decade