Living Near Nature Provides Long-Term Mental Health Boost

Living Near Nature Provides Long-Term Mental Health Boost

According to new research out of the UK , moving into a home near green spaces, particularly in urban areas, provides people with long-term mental health gains up to three years after the move. Scientists at the University of Essex, who tracked 1,000 people over five years, found that moving next to a green space had a “sustained positive effect, unlike pay rises or promotions, which only provided a short-term boost,” writes BBC News . In the journal Environmental Science and Technology , the researchers argue that the research shows “access to good quality urban parks is beneficial to public health.” Co-author Mathew White, from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter, UK, said his study built on an earlier one that showed people living in “greener urban areas displayed fewer signs of depression or anxiety.” His team tried to find ...

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