Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Science-Backed Benefits of Forest Walking That Will Surprise You
There’s simply no debate—forest bathing provides a natural environment of grass, trees, and fresh air—which can literally bring you back to life. Thankfully, there is mounting scientific data to prove that being in contact with nature is good for us physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Naturally, it is widely thought that leaving the noise and stress of everyday life and spending more time in nature is good for us. Researchers have now been putting this understanding to the test. Unfortunately, only until recently, the practice of walking in the woods was never investigated using laboratory equipment.
As one of the commenters noted, this is just "hiking in the forest" to us Americans, but whatever you call it, it's the best. My knee is just about recovered and I will be back to it soon.
The best "forest walking" that I've ever experienced was in the New Forest. But of course that's not "forest" in the American/German sense.
Posted by: dearieme | Mar 14, 2023 12:34:56 PM