9- Take a ‘forest bath’

The Japanese call it¬†Shinrin-yoku, literally “forest bath.” You and I know it as a walk in the woods. Japanese researchers¬†measured body changes¬†in people who walked for about 20 minutes in a beautiful forest, with the woodsy smells and the sounds of a running stream.

The forest bathers had lower stress hormone levels after their walk than they did after a comparable walk in an urban area.