Now there’s scientific evidence supporting eco-therapy. The Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.
The quote is from an article (link below) about a concept called “Forest Bathing”, or just spending time around trees. I ran across this post from the World Econimic Forum on Facebook, and thought this was very interesting. It provides some empirical evidence behind my urging to spend time in the woods (or just unplugging and going outside) as a cornerstone activity of healthy living.
Click the link below to go to the WEF website and read more!