Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese  (it is also called sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean).
The practice is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well is mental health as it help lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.
A research showed significant increases in human natural killer cell activity after forest bathing and its positive effects last a month following each weekend in the woods.
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