Bad mood? High blood pressure? Head to the woods!

July 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

DownloadedFileA Finnish researcher says forests—and other natural outdoor settings—can reduce stress, improve moods, reduce anger and aggressiveness and increase overall happiness. Blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the level of “stress hormones” all decrease more quickly in the outdoors, reports Dr. Eeva Karjalainen of the Finnish Forest Research Institute in Metla. Science Daily.
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