"Forest Bathing'
Is a Thing
Walking or sitting in nature, aka Shinrin-yoku, started in Japan
but it is spreading like wildfire in US wellness spas.
Here's why you shouldn't wait for a trip to Sedona to try it.


 

 

IT'S GREAT FOR YOUR HEART!
A few hours in nature lowers blood pressure
and the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline

 

IT SOOTHES YOUR BRAIN
Being in greenery decreased anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue for adults. Other research shows that kids with ADHD who spend time in natural outdoor environments have a reduction in symptoms.

 
         
 

IT SPEEDS RECOVERY
People in the hospital given green views after surgery had shorter stays, took fewer pain killers and had fewer complications than those who stared out at a cement wall.

 

IT BEEFS UP IMMUNITY
When you inhale fresh forest air, you breathe in phytoncides, plant chemicals that have antibacterial and antifungal qualities and increase the immune system's disease-fighting natura
l killer cell.