FOREST BATHS IN THE GEOPARK

Based on experience, you can create positive effects in the body and mind by simply spending time in a forest – or, as the Japanese call it, by having a forest bath.

WHAT DOES NATURE DO FOR HUMANS?

  • A green environment awakens your capacity to detect positive feelings.
  • The feelings of anger are reduced.
  • You become more satisfied with your own life.
  • You feel your health improving.
  • Stress, and work-related stress in particular, is reduced.

THE PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED

  • Your pulse slows down.
  • Muscle tension is reduced.
  • Electrodermal activity slows down.
  • Your blood pressure is reduced.
  • The levels of stress hormone cortisol are reduced.

EFFECTS ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • The amount of certain white blood-cells increases, such as the natural killer (NK) cells which destroy cancer cells and virally infected cells.
  • The hyperactivity of your immune system is reduced.