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Jia BB, Yang ZX, Mao GX, et al. Health effect of forest bathing trip on elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Biomed Environ Sci. 2016;29(3):212-218. Eighteen patients (aged 61-79) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) living in Hangzhou, China were brought to either a forest or an urban setting and allowed to walk around for 3 hours (1.5 h morning and afternoon, same day).
Listening to the singing of birds or the sound of a river, smelling the refreshing scent of wet earth after rain or observing the green tones of the plants' leaves are some of the things that can move us to a state of peace.
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