The happiest people in the world love the forest
I’ve just found out about FOREST BATHING. It’s like sun bathing but in the forest. Forest bathing or forest therapy is taken very seriously in Japan where it’s seen as a form of preventative medicine. If you didn’t know already – and you should if you’re people – walking in nature has loads of benefits for our health. For instance, some study says that people who immersed themselves in nature for four days boosted their performance on a creative problem-solving test by 50%. So your brain works better, and when your brain works better you do things better, and you’re more creative. Also, spending time in a forest stimulates the production of anti-cancer proteins. And this boost in the level of these proteins can last up to seven days. So what are you waiting for? Find a forest and immerse yourself in it. I definitely plan to find myself a forest every seven days. On top of all that, forests help improve your short term memory. So what did I just say? I’ve forgotten. Oh, right…forests… Forests help relieve your stress; it’s proven, again, by studies. Forests reduce inflammation – which is something Tom Brady’s diet is supposed to do, too, or at least not cause one. Forests help you overcome mental fatigue. Forests also help you overcome depression and anxiety.
That explains why the Finns are so happy. They spend a lot of time in nature raking their forests.