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Studies showHEALTH AND FITNESS antimicrobial volatile organic the benefits of walking and crave it and need this can, then we soon won't be only its association CHUCK NORRIS compounds emitted from breathing in the natural world connection -- today maybeable to move at all." with reduced mortality from trees. -- be it a forest, a park, some more than ever. It is whySadly, for those of us who any cause but also its ability For the study, field green space or even a vacant camping remains one of the remember them, there seem to ,to induce a relaxing effect a trip to the countryside experiments were conducted lot, an experience within the most popular outdoor be few places around the on green tea drinkers, as or woods. in 24 forests across Japan. reach of all of us. recreational activities in the country where people dance vell as a sense of A more current term for Researchers concluded that "We're interacting with United States. In 2013, the around a maypole on the first well-being, this practice could be even a two-hour walk in a city aspects of the essence of who revenue of campgrounds and day of May. But we can use the ' Researching this story also "shinrin-yoku," or "forest park rich with trees can we are." That's how RV parks in this country occasion to remind ourselves caused me to stumble upon bathing." Named by the sigr fficantly boost vigor and award-winning author and alone was estimated to beof the need to get up off that another time-honored Japanese Ministry of decrease symptoms of anxiety poet Patrice Vecchione about $5 billion. But we don't couch, get outside and put one :Japanese practice for Agriculture, Forestry and and depression. Shinrin-yoku describes the outdoors have to gather the equipment foot in front of the other on managing anxiety. It seems Fisheries in 1982, the term is now used in Japan as aexperience in her new book, and circle the calendar to reap natural ground -- to reconnect especially appropriate to means making contact with strategy in preventive "Step Into Nature: Nurturing the benefits of the greatwith the transformative power mention the during the week and consciously taking in the medicine. Imagination and Spirit inoutdoors. It may be just of nature. of May Day -- a day that has atmosphere of the forest. At In a separate study, the Everyday Life." moments away. As Vecchione reminds us, been set aside through the least one study has shown that American Institute of Stress Vecchione reminds us of aFor far too many, it still "when invited, nature rushes ages for, among other things, this act generates positive found that deep breathing by time, not really all that long seems out of reach. The in." the celebration of the effects on health, itself for 20 to 30 minutes each ago, when nothing separated national guideline for physical commencement of the spring As reported in the January day can help reduce anxiety us from the land. activity is a minimum of 150 Write to Chuck Norris season. In medieval England, 2010 edition of Environmental and reduce stress. Increasing he floors were dirt, and minutes a week of moderate ( with questions people would celebrate the Health and Preventive the oxygen to your brain stoves were open fires. The physical activity. With age about health and fitness. Start of spring by "going Medicine -- the officialstimulates the water we drank could be and the onset of illness, this a-Maying," gathering journal of The Japanese parasympathetic nervous sipped from a stream, may seem unattainable forCopyright 2015 Chuck Norris ,,reenery and flowers along Society for Hygiene -- forest system, which in turn "Though we've drifted away many Americans. But we have Distributed by creators.corn an million mil viol Family Violence Prevention and Services Act formula grants totaling $8,123,987 have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families to support California domestic violence victims and organizations. "ACF is proud to be partnering with communities to identify solutions and support Services addressing the traumatic impact of domestic violence," said Bill Bentley, associate commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau. "Domestic violence coalitions, local domestic organizations are all an integral part of any coordinated response to domestic violence." For the past three decades, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act has been an integral part of the nation's response to domestic violence by providing funding, oversight, training and guidance to emergency shelters, crisis hotlines, prevention programs, specialized resource centers and a wide range of federal partners across the United States. The federal grants will be awarded to the following: States and territories manage local domestic public awareness. Grantees and an array of supportive Family Violence Prevention violence programs. State will each receive awards of services to intervene in and and Services Program. and territorial formula $241,000. prevent abuse. Each year,"Every day, survivors grants make up 70 percent of Family Violence programs funded by the act across the country find the act appropriations and are Prevention and Services Act serve over 1.3 million courage to escape an distributed based on a formula grants are awarded victims and their abusive relationship." minimum award of $600,000, to every state and territory dependents and respond toA list of coalition grant with the remaining funds to and over 200 tribes. These 2.7 million crisis calls,awardees is available at be allotted to each state funds reach almost 1,600 "These programs provide through a population-based domestic violence shelters a lifeline to millions ofFor more facts on the formula, and over 1,300 women, children andmen Family Violence Prevention nonresidential service sites, each year," said Marylouise and Services Program visit providing both a safe haven Kelley, director of ACF's States and U.S. territorial coalitions Fifty-six domestic violence coalitions have been awarded $13.5 million to expand and enhance statewide and territorial responses to domestic violence victims and organizations with an emphasis on systems iolence programs, tr.ibes A total of $94.5 million has reform, public policy, . nd cu|turally~c~ been awarded to 56 states training and technical .... community-based and territories to fund and assistance, prevention and I, 283-0800 257-5321 L 258-3115 832-4646 OU r sponsors us row a To send a legal: To send an advertisement: ( is NO LONGER IN USE