The effectiveness of a forest therapy (shinrin-yoku) program for girls aged 12 to 14 years: A crossover study

@inproceedings{Hohashi2013TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of a forest therapy (shinrin-yoku) program for girls aged 12 to 14 years: A crossover study},
  author={Naohiro Hohashi and Kyoko Kobayashi},
  year={2013}
}
Several complementary and alternative regimens have been developed to encourage relaxation and control stress. Recently, “shinrin-yoku” (walking in a forest and viewing the forest landscapes) has been recognized as a successful relaxation activity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a “shinrin-yoku” program on stress and relaxation for adolescent girls. Twenty-seven girls, aged 12 to 14 years, participated in a program that included walking in a forest and viewing… CONTINUE READING

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