Everyone knows that walking in the woods feels good. In 1982, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries proved why.
Coining the term Shinrin-Yoku/Forest Bathing, they offered scientific proof of the health benefits related to making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.
The studies concluded that Shinrin-Yoku:
- Boosts immune system functioning
- Improves mood, emotions, energy, focus, sleep and clarity
- Lowers sympathetic nerve activity
- Increases parasympathetic nerve activity
- Lowers concentrations of cortisol
- Lowers pulse rate and blood pressure
This summer, walk in the woods with us. Dates TBA.