Green spaces 'improve health'
A report about the link between good health and green spaces was featured on the BBC website. The report said:
"There is more evidence that living near a 'green space' has health benefits. Research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health says the impact is particularly noticeable in reducing rates of mental ill health."
"The annual rates of 15 out of 24 major physical diseases were also significantly lower among those living closer to green spaces.One environmental expert said the study confirmed that green spaces create 'oases' of improved health around them."
Read the full report on the BBC News website here. (link opens in a new window)
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