Scientists in Japan have confirmed the emitting of energy beneficial to human health from 24 forests in Japan, proving that going out to the woods makes you feel better because it actually makes you better.

Shinrin-yoku, or forest atmospheric waves, were scientifically confirmed recently in Japan. The term became official in 1982, conceived by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. These waves not only make you feel better, but they also physiologically make you better. This study is still in its initial stages, and researchers are claiming these are still very significant findings.

The 24 forests exist throughout Japan, but these findings of course apply to forests everywhere. Not only good for your mental and emotional state, benefits include lowering blood pressure, lowering cortisol concentrations, lowering pulse, and more. Future studies will focus on using forest medicine, which can be used to prevent diseases. So city life is not so good for you, apparently.

What this proves, beyond what these scientists claim, is that there is so much in the physical world that we don't yet understand, even though we assume certain things. Luckily for us, we are living in a time when we get to find out more and more of things we never knew.

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