The "nature-deficit disorder" is by no means limited to children. With an alarming speed of urbanization and a sharp loss of urban green, the human instinct to get close to nature and relax therein has gradually dulled to a point where environmental and personal health problems have become increasingly prominent. A 2017 forecast survey by the World Health Organization shows that 75% of the world's population has fallen in the suboptimal health status and that only 5% are really healthy.
For more people to slow down, walk in nature, and to relax both physically and mentally, we introduced a nature therapy program in 2018 and trained the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) certified nature therapists. Nature therapy, also known as "forest bathing," is popular in Germany, Japan, the United States, and the European Union. It is an outdoor activity that promotes the human-nature relationship as well as physical and mental health. In June 2018, we launched China's first nature therapy program whereby to carry out activities for the public and partners and to advocate a natural, healthy lifestyle.