In 1982, Japan launched a national health programme called ‘forest bathing’ or ‘shinrin-yoku’ which means spending more time around trees. No jogging, no workouts just simply spending time amongst trees.
It is not just about the fresh air but also helps reduce our stress levels and our blood pressure as well as reducing depression.
Regular contact with nature really does improve our well being. So why not try a few of our recommended local countryside walks.