The Station Wagon podcast: Seattle - Snoqualmie - Olympia: Episode 5: Giving up Going Outside

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Episode 5: Giving up Going Outside

In this episode, we give up going outside. Yes - you read that correctly. We are not going to partake in any of the Pacific Northwest's cornucopia of natural splendors. Blurg. Yes, I said it, Blurg.

Congratulations to us

This is our 5th episode. In the grand scheme of the universe, a small accomplishment, but still lots of annoyance and growth, and hopefully entertainment for you.

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  2. Deng, L., Gwiazda, J., & Thorn, F. (2010). Children's refractions and visual activities in the school year and summer. Optometry & Vision Science, 87(6), 406-413.
  3. Edwards, C. A., McDonnell, C., & Merl, H. (2013). An evaluation of a therapeutic garden's influence on the quality of life of aged care residents with dementia. Dementia, 12(4), 494-510. 
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  5. Gladwell, V. F., Brown, D. K., Wood, C., Sandercock, G. R., & Barton, J. L. (2013). The great outdoors: how a green exercise environment can benefit all. Extreme Physiology & Medicine, 2(1), 3.
  6. Kuo, F. E. & Taylor, A. F. (2004). A potential natural treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: evidence from a national study. American Journal of Public Health, 84(9), 1580-86.
  7. Li S. M., Li, H., Li, S. Y., Liu, L. R., Kang, M. T., Wang, Y. P., Zhang, F., Zhan, S. Y., Gopinath, B., Mitchell,  P., & Wang, N. (2015). Time Outdoors and Myopia Progression Over 2 Years in Chinese Children: The Anyang Childhood Eye Study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 56(8),4734-40.
  8. Ljungman, P., Berglind, N., Holmgren, C., Gadler, F., Edvardsson, N., Pershagen, G., Rosenqvist, M., Sjogren, B., & Bellander, T. (2008). Rapid effects of air pollution on ventricular arrhythmias. European Heart Journal, 29(23), 2894-901.
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  10. Oppezzo, M. & Schwartz, D. L. (2014). Give your ideas some legs: the positive effect of walking on creative thinking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(4), 1142-52. 
  14. Definition
  15. Historical Perspective of Outdoor and Wilderness Recreation in the United States
  16. Henry David Thoreau
  17. Consumer spending on outdoor recreation

Timeline from the history section