Take A Hike... And Live Longer

 
 
“I bet I could live to 150 if only I can get outdoors again.” –Geraldine Page as Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful
 
 
No doubt, simmering in sunlight or drinking in the smell fresh pine can work magic on a weary soul.  But could being outside actually ward off disease and make us live longer?  In 2010, a landmark Japanese study was able to prove that spending quality time with nature has undeniable, profound effects on our both our bodies and minds that can, in fact, affect our longevity.
 
Hanging out in the forest is standard preventative medicine in Japan.  In 1982,  the government coined a term for it, “ ...