Your Brain on Nature: Forest Bathing and Reduced Stress

Studies show shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing or time spent in green spaces, can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and increase your immune defense system.

It's no surprise that fresh air is good for your health, but that doesn't always make it easier to find a balance in today's life. "Your Brain on Nature" makes a case for better, healthier, greener thinking and improved mental health through exposure to greenspace.
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