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    Forest Bathing – 5 Things You Didn’t Know

    You may have heard about forest bathing as the latest trend or craze, but you may be scratching your head thinking to yourself, what the heck is forest bathing? The term forest bathing, or forest therapy, is derived from the Japanese term shinrin-yoku (shinrin “forest” / yoku “bath”). Think of it as bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking the forest through our senses. This is not jogging, hiking, or exercising in the forest. It’s simply connecting with nature through our senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Forest bathing is not taking a hike in the woods When you are hiking, you typically include a predefined route and…