(Photo: yesterday’s walk, Prouty Forest, Littleton. S.H. Instagram)

Trees and green spaces are unrecognised healers offering benefits from increases in mental wellbeing to allergy reductions, says report

People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report.

Middle-aged Scottish men with homes in deprived but verdant areas were found to have a death rate 16% lower than their more urban counterparts. Pregnant women also received a health boost from a greener environment, recording lower blood pressures and giving birth to larger babies, research in Bradford found.

Read it all:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/21/access-nature-reduces-depression-obesity-european-report

Note: And if you do not live near to wooded lands, visiting one a couple or few times a week will have the same wholesome effects.

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