Hancock Symposium at Westminster College
September 14 - September 15
Dr. Rhea will be presenting at this event. Day/time of presentation TBD
Presentation title: The secret sauce of a healthy life
Summary: Although play often appears to have no end or purpose and is treated more as a child’s role, it does have profound biological effects on the normal functions of living across the lifespan. Consequently, this has direct effects on how we feel, behave and function at all ages. Interestingly, play promotes survival, problem solving capabilities, joy, intellectual flexibility & dexterity, and social competence. This presentation will focus on 1) how unstructured, outdoor play is the secret sauce for children and adults to find the true work or school, life, play balance and 2) steps needed for individuals, families, and employers to shift what truly drives production and lifelong health.