It turns out the pandemic was bad for Americans’ health for more reasons than one. As people spent more time indoors, a mountain of scientific research is concluding that spending time in nature is critical to health– and–increases longevity. That means being in fresh air, under trees and away from cars and concrete—and doing it on a regular basis. And, no, the Peloton doesn’t count. The research comes from Stanford University and Japan’s Nippon Medical school. For example, spending time in the woods—a practice the Japanese call “forest bathing”—is strongly linked to lower blood pressure, a calmer heart rate, decreased stress hormones and decreased anxiety, along with alleviation of depression and fatigue. Scientists have found plenty of evidence that getting out in nature IS good for you… and if it can’t add years to your life, it may very well add life to your years. We have the surprising data from a Wall Street Journal report for you and then Medicare and Health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us. A fascinating show you certainly don’t want to miss…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!