Evidence is mounting that time spent outdoors, getting into nature, can have the same therapeutic benefits as expensive drugs or counselling.
Many people with a disability believe that their ability to enjoy nature in an indoor/outdoor wheelchair is important to their health and wellbeing. But wheelchair funders often dismiss outdoor recreation as an unnecessary luxury. Now science is proving that getting into nature can be vital for good health.
The evidence is clear.
Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium in the US, always looking for more cost-effective alternatives that deliver better outcomes. After reviewing the latest evidence about outdoor therapies, Vice President of Total Health Partnerships, Tyler Norris, summed it up as follows:
“If we could package the outdoors and call it a pharmaceutical, it would be sold widely.”
For people with full mobility, the implication is to offer discounts or give subsidies for getting out into nature. For people who rely on powered wheelchairs to get around, the implication is that higher costs of quality indoor/outdoor power chairs may well be justified by a long-term therapeutic value as a means to get outdoors and get into life.
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