Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Shinrin Yoku, roughly translated from Japanese, means "forest air breathing".

Now that monsoon is set, this is one activity that I am looking forward to do.

Japanese researchers have discovered that when diabetic patients walk through the forest, their blood sugar drops to healthier levels.

Another study revealed that forest environments are advantageous with respect to acute emotions, especially among those experiencing chronic stress. Accordingly, shinrin-yoku may be employed as a stress reduction method, and forest environments can be viewed as therapeutic landscapes.

Shinrin-yoku (walking and/or staying in forests in order to promote health) is a major form of relaxation in Japan.

120 chemcials are found in forest air. Many of them are beneficial to health.

So, time to time, it will be nice to get away to countryside just to breath healthy air and rejuvenate our minds and body.

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