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What's Nature Deficit Disorder?

What's Nature Deficit Disorder?

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APOSTLE ISLAND, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  February 27, 2021  (LSN)  It doesn’t matter if it’s February or June, snowing or sunny and 85 degrees; it's always a good idea to get outdoors in Wisconsin.

Sure, we have plenty of beautiful opportunities all across our state. But it’s not just a matter of looking at some pretty scenery. Studies have found a significant link between getting outdoors and improved mental health.

On episode 57 of the Wild Wisconsin – Off The Record podcast, we spoke with Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, a psychologist with UW Health, about the benefits of stepping away from the screen, logging off and getting outdoors.

Listen in to learn more about Nature Deficit Disorder, how even just a few minutes of nature a day can be beneficial and what you can do to reap the benefits, even if you cannot get outside. 

Click here to tune in or search for "Wild Wisconsin" wherever you get your podcasts.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: 2019 Great Waters Photo Contest. / Photo Credit: Michael DeWitt

Three children kneel down to observe animal tracks in a wintry forest. OutWiGo: Southern Wisconsin Winter Exploration Maps

Looking for a new winter activity that gets you out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors? Check out some of the best skiing and snowshoe trails, scenic winter views, wildlife sights, campfire areas, sledding hills and more in our southern Wisconsin winter exploration maps. 


Southern Wisconsin OutWiGo Winter Exploration Maps

Please note: The Virtual Birkie runs through Feb. 28. We recommend waiting until after this weekend to explore parks that host Birkie routes, as capacity limits may be reached. 

OutWiGo is a statewide initiative encouraging everyone to improve their overall health and wellness by getting out and active in the outdoors. Share your OutWiGo adventures using #OutWiGo

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