Who’s Down For Some Shinrin-yoku? Forest Bathing, Yo

It’s big in Japan.

Wikipedia: In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese and Mandarin, Sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest.

We really don’t care if you label it, just get outside.

Oh, and you didn’t hear it here, but while you’re out there you’ll probably score some phytoncides. Shhhh

Wikipedia: A forest bathing trip involves visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in volatile substances, called phytoncides (wood essential oils), which are antimicrobial volatile organic compounds derived from trees, such as a-pinene and limonene.



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