Make Use Of The Woods (5/10)

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Researchers in Japan are studying the positive benefits of spending time in the woods and have found that it lowers the levels of cortisol, the hormone that rises when we’re under stress and is the root of many serious illnesses. Spending time with trees also lowers blood pressure and pulse rate and triggers a dramatic increase in the activity of NK or “natural killer” cells, which are produced by the immune system to ward off infection and fight cancer.

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Written by James Metcalfe

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