Friday, September 5, 2014

Take a Hike...

Spending time with Mother Nature may offer immunity boosting benefits. According to research, plants release phytoncides, essential oils that have antimicrobial compounds. "When they're inhaled, these chemicals help keep you healthy by increasing white blood cell levels," says Aaron Michelfelder, M.D., the director of integrative medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Log at least one hour of trail time each week.

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