Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku, is an increasingly popular practice of immersing yourself in nature to promote mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The practice involves walking slowly and mindfully in the forest, taking in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature.
Research has shown that forest bathing can reduce stress, improve mood, reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, and improve concentration. It can also help to reduce feelings of loneliness, alienation, and depression. Forest bathing is an excellent way to get in touch with nature and reap its many health benefits.
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