Forest bathing: A retreat to nature can boost immunity and mood

The practice of retreating to nature to find stillness and calm is age-old. In his essay <em>Walking, </em>Henry David Thoreau wrote, "I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. "
The practice of retreating to nature to find stillness and calm is age-old. In his essay Walking, Henry David Thoreau wrote, "I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. "