Tuesday, May 25, 2010
If I Ate Dirt Would I Be Less Anxious
According to this article If You Want Smart Youngsters Let Them Dig in the Dirt , digging in the dirt provides contact with a natural anixety reducing drug.
"The researchers say we've become so urbanized we risk losing a connection with an organism in nature that may actually be beneficial to humans."
So does what does this mean for us. It means, instead of reading this post at your desk, perhpas kick off those pumps, shoes and socks and enjoy the post running your toes through the dirt. Turn all Shrek like and roll in it...if you must...or check out this book.
I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature By Jennifer Ward (Author),