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Old 05-15-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Researchers measured the actual physiological changes in people after spending time in 24 forests across Japan. Shinrin-yogu is a Japanese noun naming the experience of immersing oneself in a natural setting or forest bathing as it translates. Check it out.

The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing): evidence from field experiments in 24 forests across Japan

Measured physiological parameters and subjective evaluation

Autonomic nervous activity Pulse rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure Heart rate variability (HRV)
HF component (parasympathetic nervous activity)
LF/HF or LF/(LF + HF) (sympathetic nervous activity) Endocrine system activity Salivary cortisol concentration Immune system activity Salivary immunoglobulin A concentration
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:40 PM   #2
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I've always known that to be true.
As soon as I get into the car to head up North to where the trees flourish, A sense of calmness sets in. As I walk or sit in the woods it is there, that I feel most content.

I've always had the need or the draw in me for what I call, my nature fix.
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