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The healing power of forests

26.07.2018

Those suffering from noise and stress can find an escape in forests. It is proven that sylvan nature reduces stress and blood pressure. Finland offers an excellent opportunity for a change in lifestyle, and its path leads to the forest.

Only five per cent of Finland’s surface area is built. More than 70% of the surface area is forest and 10% water systems. No wonder that enjoying nature is great on a global scale in Finland: more than half of Finns visit summer houses regularly.

Air pollution and exposure to noise, are the biggest environmental problems for human health according to WHO. According to many studies, forests promote both physical and mental well-being. Large nature areas muffle noise and improve air quality by removing dust and other impurities and by binding ozone and monoxide gases. It is also proven that an outing in nature and just being there lift the mood. Forests have a great therapeutic significance.

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