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How 'Forest Bathing' keeps us well

...another way to benefit from being outdoors

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The practice, long-popular in Japan, is gaining popularity as a way of harnessing the health benefits of being outdoors.

Using nature for emotional wellbeing is well known across the globe. The term ‘forest bathing’ was coined in Japan – even becoming part of the national public health program in 1982. The idea is simple: being around trees for relaxation and recreation can help to reduce stress, increase mental-wellness and boost immune systems. Breathing in the organic compounds that trees emit – phytoncides – as you explore the forest can help improve your immune system.

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