Moving to a greener urban area is associated with improved mental health, study finds
Moving within an urban area to a neighborhood with more green space is associated with a sustained improvement in mental health, according to a study published earlier this month by a team of British researchers in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The study also found that relocating to a neighborhood with less green space had no long-term effect on mental health, either positive or negative.
Other research has found that people report being happier and healthier when they live in proximity to parks, gardens and other green spaces. But this is one of the first studies to look at the effect of green space on city dwellers’ mental health over a multiyear period of time.
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