The Japanese practice of “forest bathing” is scientifically proven to improve your health

forest-bathingA forest bathing trip involves visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in volatile substances, called phytoncides (wood essential oils), which are antimicrobial organic compounds derived from trees. Incorporating forest bathing trips into a good lifestyle was first proposed in 1982 by the Forest Agency of Japan. It has now become a recognized relaxation and stress management activity in Japan. It is also becoming a craze in other parts of the world.

For 24 hours in the forest it is confirmed to give a positive impact to our system, which results in healthy quality of life. Hundreds of field studies and research have proved that it improves physical and mental health.

Its where we belong, going back to Nature. So lets leave urban forest once in a while and visit a real forest. Let me know(in comments) when are you planning a trip to a forest, would love to join you if I can :).

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