Can forest therapy enhance health and well-being?

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The beauty of the outdoors naturally encourages people to go outside, inhale fresh air, listen to the birds, take a walk, or watch the wind animate the branches of the steadfast neighboring trees. The pull toward the natural world is present even in normal times. Now, as we’re confined indoors by the coronavirus pandemic, often spending hours in front of inanimate screens, the urge to be outside is ever more acute. One way to satisfy these urges while improving our health and well-being is forest therapy, a practice growing in popularity around the world.

Can forest therapy enhance health and well-being?

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Susan Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH, FACP


Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School

Date of Publication:

May 29, 2020
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