WellEM, April 10 , 2022
Hello to All,
This week, I want to talk about the color green. Green is the color of spring, of renewal. It's also our starting point in Stress First Aid, which is kicking off this coming Friday! When we are in the green, we are well rested, not stressed out and ready to start our day. The month of April has several religious holidays that celebrate renewal as well. Another important holiday, Earth Day, on April 22nd, is all about protecting and celebrating our earth. This month's WellEM, will be on all things green! Even the recipes! We live in a tech - connected world. For all of its' benefits, there are detriments to our beloved technology. Not spending time outdoors negatively impacts our children. Studies done in children show that access to green spaces increases their overall wellbeing. Not only is their mental health improved, their overall health is improved. Other health benefits include improved cognitive development, and executive functioning skills, like focus, memory and self-discipline. Spending time in green spaces also moderates their stress. With the weather warming up, please increase your children's and your own green time!
Stay safe! Have a great week!
Dr. Heidi Levine
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