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The healing power of a ‘Tiny Food Forest’.

A ‘Tiny Food Forest’ is more than one “CO2 Neutral nice garden” . There is also a lot of scientific research on the ‘healing’ effect of forest activity on both body and mind.

Strengthen your immunity .

A study at day care centers showed that daily contact with forest floor and greenery within a month significantly increased the immunity in children.

Bathing in the forest is healing for the mind . Japanese call it ‘Shinrin-yoku’.

In Japan it is called walking or staying in forests to promote health ‘Shinrin-yoku ‘. If you translate it literally ‘bathing in the forest’. This new tradition originated in Japan in the 1980s and the effect was so remarkable that it already exists here research is done.

…. stress reducing and relaxing; decreases cortisol and adrenaline, calms the sympathetic nervous system (the ‘fight or flight’ system), activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the ‘rest and recovery’ system), decreases blood pressure and increases heart-rate variability; lowers blood sugar levels; improves concentration and memory and helps against worrying; provides more problem-solving skills and creativity (by 50%); decrease anxiety, depression and anger, increase pain threshold; giving energy; the immune system due to an increase in the body’s Natural Killer (NK) cells; increase anti-cancer proteins; supporting weight loss.[6]

We quote briefly Wikipedia

The Flemish government also wanted to focus on this in the event of ‘burnout’, but that came under heavy fire in the academic world.

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