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What is forest bathing?

Forest bathing, or "Shinrin-yoku," is a Japanese practice that involves immersing oneself in nature, particularly forests, to improve well-being. It is not about exercise or hiking, but about slowing down and mindfully connecting with the natural environment.

Brief History and forest bathing originated in Japan in the 1980s as a response to the growing stress levels and health issues in urban populations. The Japanese government incorporated it into its national health program to promote mental and physical health.

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