Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health

Posted on January 15, 2014

A new study, which included over 1,000 participants, is one of the first to examine the long-term effects of green spaces on mental health (Alcock et al., 2014).

People in the study were followed over five years, in which time some moved to greener urban areas and some to less green urban areas.

The results showed that, on average, people who moved to greener urban areas felt an immediate improvement in their mental health.

This boost could still be measured fully three years after they moved.

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