Sometimes, you really just need a breath of fresh forest air. No, seriously — the practice of Japanese forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and strengthen your immune system. Its therapeutic effects have officially been celebrated since 1982, but the appreciation of immersing yourself in nature has been going on for centuries.
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Written by Curiosity Staff February 24, 2017
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