Prescription for good health: Walk in a park

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Forget the Prozac and prescribe the parks. That's one of the concepts that emerged last week at the second annual Turning the Tide conference at The Institute at the Golden Gate at Fort Baker in Sausalito, which gathered scientists, philanthropists, activists, venture capitalists and nonprofit leaders to address global sustainability and other ...
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Just in Case

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Apr 18, 2010
 
But the TeaBaggers wnat to close the parks ?
TGP

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Apr 18, 2010
 

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Unless it's the Corte Madera town Park, wherein you just get robbed.
WF_Doo

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Apr 19, 2010
 
TGP wrote:
Unless it's the Corte Madera town Park, wherein you just get robbed.
Or San Rafael: "Prescription for good health: Walk in a park.. "RUN FORREST RUN!!"
Batman

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Apr 19, 2010
 
And how much public monies were squandered on this boondoggle?
nimh

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Apr 19, 2010
 
SPOCK wrote:
So a bunch of scientists, philanthropists, activists, venture capitalists and non-profit leaders got together at posh Cavallo Point to hob-nob amongst each other, and this is what they came up with. Exercise more. Brilliant.
Yes, and they want to charge you for a doctor visit to prescribe it. Just make sure it's not a park in Corte Madera because that is apparently hazardous to your health.
nimh

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Apr 19, 2010
 
Just in Case wrote:
But the TeaBaggers wnat to close the parks ?
spoken like the true mentally deficient that you are.

Since: Dec 09

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Apr 19, 2010
 
Just in Case wrote:
But the TeaBaggers wnat to close the parks ?
Hey "Just in Case", never go full retard. Never.

You sound like a drooling Pavlov's Dog from the MSNBC, Bill Maher studio audience. Sorry the world is not so black and white as it seems for you.
Bready

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Exercise. What a concept. I'm glad that Michelle's recommendation coincides with California's desire to close public park lands. Maybe they can mandate it in health care reform, and get doctors to prescribe it as a "disease prevention." If it falls under a "disease", the government could prescribe it and tax it until the parks are open again, and we could deduct it on our health care. That might be the bigger picture. Tax tax tax..........
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If all of us were bright enough to follow common sense and be physically active – which is not to say we have to rise to the level of ‘exercise’- we could save billions in health care costs each year. Instead, we would rather pop an expensive pill (hey, profits to a pharmaceutical company – I’ll invest!) and go on about our blubbery life on the sofa gulping down quarter pounders. What’s not to like? Me. I'll take a hike!

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Apr 21, 2010
 

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How about a beer in the park?
MR HEALTHY

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Apr 21, 2010
 
And take along some weights. Lift weights. That will make you healthier, for sure. You will be able to put up with the greatly increased bullsheeeiyte in this world.

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