Go Out­side

Health & Nutrition - - SELF CARE -

There are se­ri­ous well­ness ben­e­fits to get­ting out of the house or the office. In fact, spend­ing time in na­ture has been part of the Ja­panese Govern­ment’s pre­ven­ta­tive health strat­egy since the 80’s. They call it shin­rin-yoku, which trans­lates to ‘for­est bathing’ and it means sim­ply be­ing in the pres­ence of trees — not by hik­ing or camp­ing, just by be­ing there. A study found that spend­ing time in na­ture leads to lower lev­els of the stress hor­mone cor­ti­sol, lower blood pres­sure and a lower pulse rate than spend­ing time in ur­ban set­tings.

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