Score blissed-out benefits in almost any outdoor scenario > Ready for a tree break? Newbies can visit NatureAndForestTherapy.org for free starter kits packed with how-to advice from forest bathing guides. ShinrinYoku.co.za offers guided walks in Gauteng, as well as home-based activities so you can keep your nature connection going.
> Not a tree in sight? If your neighbours are mountains or the desert, you can still get in on the calm. Recent research found that the sense of “wonder” that people feel around any kind of natural splendour leads to better health. And if you’re a coastal gal, listen up: one study found that simply being on a beach improves overall well-being, while other research shows that proximity to the sea reduces stress. > If you’re seriously not one for the outdoors,
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