Five reasons why you need a vacation to walk in the woods
After you peruse the following wonders of forests and their numerous benefits and you’ll be ready to plan your next vacation walking in the woods.
Improved health and wellbeing
Discover why the Japanese love “Forest Bathing” or Shinrin-Yoku. It’s the amazing practice of wandering in the woods to improve health and wellbeing. And it’s free and will save lots of costly visits to doctors to repair poor health.
Less stress, depression, and hostility
Numerous studies find a list of power packed health benefits gained from spending time in the forest: Reduction in psychological stress, depression, and hostility. Plus, improved sleep and increased vigor and vitality.
Less anxiety and great immune defenses
Trees are natural stress relievers. Take a whiff of a pine or other types of evergreen trees’ amazing health benefits from their phytoncides which are these trees natural compounds that reduce stress and anxiety. The compounds also boost immune defenses.
Lower blood pressure
Spending time in the forests will lower levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and lower levels of blood pressure and pulse rates.
Improve brain power
Enjoying time in wooded areas helps develop better cognitive skills and better abilities to assess risks and dangers.
Richard Madden’s The Telegraph article offers 10 incredible forest walks to add to your bucket lists
Find The best rain forest destinations that you haven’t visited (yet) in Josh Lew’s article in Mother Nature Network
Marlisse A. Capedia’s Country Living article gives getaway suggestions for 20 Most beautiful forests in America