Shinrin-Yoku: 10 Reasons to Try Forest Bathing Now

One of the hottest trends in fitness right now is a Japanese practice known as Shinrin-yoku , or forest bathing. Touting benefits such as stress relief, reducing blood pressure and much more, it’s not hard to understand why so many people are heading to the nearest forest to give Shinrin-yoku a try. What is Forest Bathing? Although the name evokes images of relaxing in a hot spring, forest bathing actually has nothing to do with water. Rather, it refers to a special kind of forestry walk intended to reduce stress and encourage mindfulness. The term forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku […]

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