Video: The Prescription-Strength Drug Called “Nature”

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2015 14
Be forewarned: the prescription medication called “Nature” may cause spontaneous euphoria and decrease work-induced catatonia. ©From the video “‪Nature Rx,” 2015‬‬

Be forewarned: the prescription medication called “Nature” may cause spontaneous euphoria and decrease work-induced catatonia. ©From the video “‪Nature Rx,” 2015‬‬

By now, you’re probably well versed in the many scientific studies out there that provide proof of how your health improves when you spend time in green settings and the benefits you accrue by going outdoors for at least several minutes every day. But what all those scientific reports sometimes lack is a dose of fun.

A remedy for that is the video below, titled Nature Rx. In the belief that nature has a marketing problem, the makers of this commercial spoof present research findings in an entertaining way. By creating this very short, funny flick, they hope to make you more aware of how spending time outdoors will add to your well-being.

In the past few years, several scientific studies have shown that spending time in green settings improves your health and feeling of well-being. ©From the video “‪Nature Rx,” 2015‬‬

In the past few years, several scientific studies have shown that spending time in green settings improves your health and feeling of well-being. ©From the video “‪Nature Rx,” 2015‬‬

In the video, the narrator suggests that if you are jaded or emotionally numb to ask your doctor right away about getting a prescription for a drug called “Nature.” Be careful, though: side effects could cause you to slow down, take yourself less seriously, put you in a good mood for no apparent reason and experience spontaneous euphoria. Nature may also reduce your feelings of cynicism, meaninglessness and murderous rage. (Fine-print disclosure: For euphoria lasting more than four hours, it is recommended that you check your work e-mail and consult your doctor.)

So, please, ask him or her if Nature is right for you.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,

Candy

14 Comments »

  1. Petra Mihalic September 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Great message and very true, I’ve tested many many times and it always works out.

  2. Raquel Herrera September 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Loved it!! Excelente.

  3. Karen Oswald September 9, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Everyone could use a dose of this drug!!

  4. Tara Dodson September 9, 2015 at 7:16 am - Reply

    A compelling message indeed.

  5. John Millar FLS September 9, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    With urbanization and population increase it is a sad fact that nature deficit disorder is probably with us to stay. But, this does not mean that we should not attempt to mitigate, and it does not mean that we should not endeavour to reduce the amount of damage we are doing to the planet. Birth control to reduce the rate of human population expansion is vital if we are to mitigate significantly.

  6. Margarita Albis September 9, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Excellent way the reach people and show how simple life is.

  7. John Wicker September 8, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Nature and the use of the great outdoors are the best medicine available!

  8. Susan Ferner September 8, 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Good one!!

  9. John Millar FLS September 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Contact with nature is not a cure all but it is a very good way of overcoming many of the ills of modern life. Excellent for all ages, especially children. If linked with a good diet that includes fresh vegetables and fruit it is a wonderful way of improving health and wellbeing. Wouldn’t it be a step in the right direction if doctors could prescribe a day in the countryside organised by a charity. How wonderful for overweight children (and their parents), for hypertensives and the stressed, etc.

  10. Kane Weeks September 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Love it and so true what nature can provide to people

  11. Kimberli Smith September 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Nina Fitzgerald September 6, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    ???????????????

  13. Leuan Evans September 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I love this!

  14. Thomas Sawyer September 4, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Hmmmmmm, I hope it can be addictive-even habit forming!

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