How can a forest walk benefit your blood pressure?

Forest environments may have preventive effects on lifestyle-related diseases, says study. When we stroll amongst trees savouring the fresh air, earthy smells, or hear the rustle of leaves with the sunlight bouncing off the branches, it’s not difficult to see how nature uplifts and soothes our mood. But it does much more than that. It's... Continue Reading →

Is self-compassion good for the heart?

Middle-aged women who are kind to themselves have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, says new research. When we take steps to prevent heart disease, the first behaviours we consider altering are likely to be diet, exercise and finding ways to reduce stress. Mindfulness and yoga practices have become popular in recent years to manage... Continue Reading →

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