Forest Therapy Research
Leisurely forest walks decrease the stress hormone cortisol 12.4 per cent.
Yoshifumi Miyazaki, of Chiba University, Japan.
Spending time in nature releases hormones connected to feeling good and functioning well.
Nature and Connectedness Research, University of Derby.
Creative problem solving improved by 50% after three days of immersion in nature.
Dr. David Strayer, cognitive neuroscientist.
Immune System Support
Breathing phytoncides emitted by trees increases activity of Natural Killer cells promoting a strong immune system capable of fighting disease.
Dr. Qing Li, MD.
Nippon Medical School, Tokyo.
President Society of Forest Medicine, Japan
Blood Pressure Regulation
Being in natural environments regulates blood pressure and promotes cardio-vascular health.
Gen-XiangMao MD et.al.
Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory, Zhenjiang Province China
Health Recovery and Maintenance
Natural views from windows enhance illness recovery time.
Dr. Roger Ulrich, healthcare building design architect.