March 30, 2021 – National Take A Walk In The Park Day | National Doctors Day

Today Is The Perfect Day For Nature’s Best Medicine!

Welcome to March 30, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a walk in the park and a taste of our own medicine.  

Stress is a part of everyday life. Thankfully, no matter where you live, there is a free and simple solution.  Unless you live underwater, getting outside for a breath of fresh air is an easy way to unwind and let go of the daily grind.  Park systems exist in almost every city as a natural oasis for our senses.  If you can throw on a pair of walking shoes, you can count on a release of endorphins that can help you get a grip on life.  Grab a friend or loved one to double down on the effect and enjoy the great outdoors together.  Troubles in life are almost certain but changing your outlook is only a few steps away.  On National Take A Walk In The Park Day we invite you to celebrate nature’s best medicine. 

In ancient times, when indigenous tribes called on a medicine man they believed that illness was caused by evil spirits or magic.  The act of expelling these spirits was thought to constitute a healing.  Hippocrates dispelled this myth and became the father of modern medicine in ancient Greece. He viewed illness as a physical rather than a supernatural notion, and helped to move the needle forward.  No pun intended. To this day physicians still take the Hippocratic oath. We owe thanks to countless medical professionals for their contributions throughout the ages, but on this day in 1842, one doctor made a significant stride.  Crawford Long M.D. administered the first ether anesthesia during a surgery and the patient reported feeling no pain.  On National Doctors Day, we honor those who sacrifice to put the health of their communities first. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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