As winter melts away most of us start to spend more time outdoors, which turns out is even better for you than we thought. The Japanese have a popular practice of “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku), teachers at Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School found in one study that women who spent 2-4 hours in the woods on 2 consecutive days had a 50% increase in the activity of cancer-fighting white blood cells. Another study showed being among plants produced lower concentrations of cortisol, lower heart rate and lower blood pressure. There are many similar studies but what it all comes down to is getting outside is good for you on several levels.
"Dear Mandy, I wanted to take this moment to thank you so very much for such a wonderful memorable wish. We will never forget the fantastic time we had. Make A Wish went above & beyond to make this truly the best trip ever!! God was so good also since Travis was so good that week, he was able to do all he wanted to do & more than he has been able to do in 3 years. It was so wonderful to watch him be the 17 year old he should be, it brought me to tears several times. The other thing that brought us to tears was that the surprise that the Ziptrek gave us. After we had an amazing time on the Bear tour they set us up to go on the Eagle Tour as well, at no charge. When they told us all I could do was cry, they were so wonderful. I must tell you that the Zip Line was probably the high point of our trip, it was amazing!!!!!! I am not the greatest at words & thank you just doesn't seam to cover ho we feel, you all were awesome. Claudio was so nice & fun to hang out with on the Boat, what a great guy. The boat tour was incredible as well we had such a great time. We just had so much fun. I have attached a few photos for you to enjoy.Thank you again for all you do.Sharon MacLeod"