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Health and Wellness Benefits

15 minutes in nature will do you wonders

30 years of research supports that spending time in nature improves human physiological and psychological systems. Studies show forest bathing has therapeutic effects on the:

  • the immune system function (increase in natural killer cells/cancer prevention);

  • cardiovascular system (hypertension/coronary artery disease);

  • the respiratory system (allergies and respiratory disease);

  • depression and anxiety (mood disorders and stress);

  • mental relaxation (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) 

  • human feelings of “awe” (increase in gratitude and selflessness)

  • Clarity, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity

  • Improved sleep

  • Accelerated healing time post surgery

  • Improved relationship skills with self, others and nature

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