Hi!

We’re going to start up Wednesday Soccer Nites beginning January 18, 2017!
I’ll be out at Rotary Stadium from 1800-1900 with a bright yellow soccer ball. Every Wednesday. Rain, snow, or shine. Remember the retreat? A typhoon didn’t stop us! 🙂

It’s important to take the time to get outdoors and play! For children and adults, play gives us permission to explore our potential. It ignites the cerebellum and exercises our prefrontal cortex and hippocampus (regions “playing” an important role in our context-dependent memory!).

Some physicians, esp in Peds, are prescribing outdoor activity and play. Learn more at the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). Here’s the prescription pad!

Additional resources on the topic:
Stuart Brown’s TED Talk. “Research shows play is not just joyful and energizing — it’s deeply involved with human development and intelligence.”
Stanford University: Surgical residents play hooky to keep healthy!

See you out there!

j.

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