Sexy supermodel Gisele Bündchen is also a tree-hugger, and has always been vocal about her love for the environment. In an initiative to give back to mother earth, she is now partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to help spread the message of being an eco-warrior.

Check out her recent Instagram post, wherein she openly addresses her concern over deforestation:

And it’s not just her; for years, we’ve heard people say, “hug a tree, save a life”, but whose lives are we saving, the tree, or our own? Turns out, it’s both. Touching a tree can make you feel better; in fact, just being within its vicinity can have a positive effect on you. The book Blinded By Science published by author Matthew Silverstone, shares evidences that explain how trees can help ease health issues such as depression and headaches, and can improve memory and concentration levels too. Some reports also state that green spaces could be as effective as prescription drugs in treating certain mental issues.

Trees have long been recognized as a source of emotional and physical healing. In fact, early humans have been known to understand and practice this often. Walking barefoot and hugging a tree could strengthen our intimate connection with earth. Even today, people in Japan practice ‘forest bathing’, where they spend some quiet time taking long walks among trees, absorbing the wisdom of the ancient forest. They believe this could help stimulate their immune system. Similarly in Taoism, students are encouraged to meditate among trees, as it is believed that this will help absorb negative energies, and replace them with healthy ones.

If you want to start experiencing the healing power of nature, go ahead and hug a tree. It could save the tree, and enrich your life. Additionally, you could adopt simple practices such as:

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.