PHOTO OF THE DAY
This enchanting path lures walkers into the woods
An irresistible trail
Nature, trees and greenery have all been proven to help us humans heal, both psychologically and physiologically. In fact, the Japanese have a term for using nature to improve health: shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing." There are even official Forest Therapy trails, designated by Japan’s Forestry Agency specifically for shinrin-yoku. Imagine how easy conservation of spaces such as this little forest path would be if doctors handed out more prescriptions for forest-bathing to relieve issues of stress and anxiety among other things. After all, who wouldn't feel better after a stroll down a trail such as this!
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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.
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