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Living near a Park improves your mental well-being

ParklandLiving near parks and green spaces in town and cities boosts your mental well-being.

Not only does moving to a greener area improves mental health, but the effect continues long after you have moved.

The research by the University of Exeter Medical School is one of the first studies to consider the effects of green space over time and its result could lead to town planners including green spaces in new developments.

The study traced participants over five years and used data from the British Household Panel Survey, information gathered from questionnaires filled in by households across Great Britain.

Using data from more than 1,000 participants, the study focused on two groups of people, those who moved to greener urban areas and those who relocated to less green urban areas.


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