Coming to a Forest Near You

forest_bathingWe’ve all heard of mud baths, ice baths and sitz baths…..but a forest bath? You bet! Forest bathing is all the rage and a new study claims that people who spend time in green spaces (it is, after all, a metaphor!) can reduce their risk of chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, stress, anxiety and even depression.

Now, for those who might think Arizona doesn’t have any forests, you may need to to do a little more exploring in our state!  We actually have more than 42,000 square miles of mountain forests…..so there is plenty of room for you to test out forest therapy!

Click on any of the links below to learn more about forest bathing and when you’ve had a chance to check it out – let us know what you think. Finding interesting new health stories to talk about is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

‘Forest Bathing’ Really May Be Good For Health, Study Finds

How forest bathing can help you reduce stress, become one with nature

What Is Forest Bathing? It’s The Perfect Way To Unplug & Unwind This Summer

Why We Should Practice Forest Bathing and How to Get the Benefits of ‘Forest Medicine’

How forest bathing can help you reduce stress

Counter Stress by Taking a Forest Bath

5 ways forest bathing can improve your health

Forest bathing puts a feel for nature at your fingertips

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