“Forest Bathing” becoming new trend

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Getting outdoors can be good for your well-being, but a new trend is taking that concept to a new level.

It’s called “Forest Bathing.” It’s a modern Japanese tradition of immersing yourself mindfully in nature for mental and physical wellness.

Practitioners say the process is helpful because people can often forget to just be quiet and still and experience the outdoors.

Some research suggests simply being exposed to nature can provide measurable health improvements- including lowering stress levels and boosting the immune system.

Some researchers even think the chemicals released by trees to prevent them from rotting, could also be responsible for the health benefits detected in humans.

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