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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,

AfricanTreeEssences.co.za sells a col­lec­tion of tree es­sen­tial oils and mists. Breath­ing in these scents can give you some of the re­lief a walk would.

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