Hugging trees is good for you:)

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I am often called a tree-hugger and have been for years. Although I don’t mind the term, it is most often used lightly as a ‘granola’-like stereotype.  What most people don’t realize that I actually love to hug trees; all sorts of trees but especially the really big ones I can’t even begin to reach my arms around!  The action of embracing a tree always generates a great sense of serenity and gratitude within me.  Now there is research to support the notion that hugging trees can benefit not only your mental/emotional/spiritual well-being, but that ‘forest bathing,’ as it is referred to in Japan, can stimulate your immune system and improve your general state of health!

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/12/02/science-proves-hugging-trees-is-good-for-health/

http://londonnaturopathic.com/cancer-prevention-consider-bath/