Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sooth your body and mind — naturally

A recent study on the mental health benefit of getting outside shows that even just 5 minutes of walking or other activity in a "green space" boosts self-esteem and improves mood.


Going to green places is also good for us physically. For instance, research on forest therapy in Japan shows that simply taking a walk in the woods reduces cortisol levels and boosts the immune system.


Wow. Just reading that already makes me feel better.


—Mellow Monk

 

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