The death of the forest is the end of our life.
- Dorothy Stang
1- Spending time looking at trees boosts the immune system, improves positive moods and feelings, reduces depression, and lowers blood pressure. Usually, helps to have better mental health.
Scents may reduce stress: They are tied to the emotional center in our brain and have a powerful effect on our emotional health. Gardens, parks, and street trees in urban areas are just as important as rural forests.
2- Spending time in the forest looking at all aspects of nature helps us focus better, aid memory and learning, improve concentration and productivity, and renew our ability to be patient. It increases the ability to focus, even in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
3- Patients, who have a "green" view, accelerate recovery from surgery or illness faster and better compared to those who had no view or a view of a cement wall.
4- A forest experience promotes and maintains psychological well-being and reduces mental fatigue.
5- It may help prevent cancer: researchers show a remarkable increase in the NK cell activity after spending two or three days in the forest. Cells which can fight cancer.
6- Doctors strongly recommend that it is healthier for overweight people to take a walk in the forest than doing a workout in the gym.
7- Walking with other people is great for reducing loneliness.
Forest therapy programs are being increasingly sought, like the Forest for Human Health project launched in 2007 by the Korea Forest Service which recognizes the importance of the therapeutic values of the forest environment. The positive forest influence on human health can be useful in environmental design, planning, policy, and management.
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