"Exposure to green space reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. If you were putting off that vacation to the hills, do not. It may actually improve your health. Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits – according to new research from the University of East Anglia...'We gathered evidence from over 140 studies involving more than 290 million people to see whether nature really does provide a health boost'... Much of the research from Japan suggests that phytoncides – organic compounds with antibacterial properties – released by trees could explain the health-boosting properties of forest bathing..."
The Bible teaches the value of rural, agricultural, country village living, when mixed with godly wisdom. The Lord Jesus grew up in the hills, and often retired to a garden, or went into the mountains to pray.
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