The study, published in the journal Applied Geography, found that there is a very strong relationship between the amount of green space
around a person''s home and their feelings of life satisfaction, happiness, and self-worth.
* First study to demonstrate relationship between green space
and mental wellbeing at an individual level published
readers, told us it was 'slightly misleading' to ask whether the city centre needed more 'green space
, homes and workplaces or car parks' because 'we need all three.'.
Researchers say the findings add to evidence that point to the need to protect and invest in green spaces
within towns and cities, in order to maximise the public health benefits they may afford.
Showing that lower craving is linked to more exposure to green spaces
is a promising first step.
The researchers found that exposures of 30 percent or more total green space
, and tree canopy specifically, correlated with a lower incidence of psychological distress based on odds ratios adjusted for age, sex, income, economic status, couple status, and education level (odds ratios, 0.46 and 0.69, respectively).
THE parks and green spaces
in Merthyr Tydfil which have earned Green Flag awards this year have been named.
New research showed that being able to see green spaces
from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes, and harmful foods.
Fields in Trust has developed a "green space
index" using new ordnance survey data to map the availability of parks and recreation grounds for communities across the country.
The global study defined green space
as "open, undeveloped land with natural vegetation as well as urban green spaces
, which included urban parks and street greenery," and found that "exposure to green space
reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure" (University of East Anglia, 2018).
Based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University mapped the presence of green space
around the childhood homes of almost one million Danes from birth to the age of 10.