Laughing reduces stress. A walk in the forest, meanwhile, is good for our mood.
A report by the British agency, Forest Research, confirms that spending 30 minutes a week among trees has a noticeable effect on our wellbeing.
Immune systems are strengthened, and mental health improved (heard about this blood test?)
Over 200 million euro have been saved in mental health costs in Great Britain, an additional 19 on antidepressants could follow.
The organization is demanding that all citizens have access to wooded areas. A similar idea is being explored in the US.
Given the economic incentive, the British government has already committed to planting an additional 30,000 hectares of woodland by 2023.