Study Shows Green Space Is Good For Your Head
Going green isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your mental health. That assertion comes from researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, who studied mental health data from more than 1,000 people, some of whom moved to greener urban areas, and some who relocated to less green urban areas. The researchers found that movers to greener areas experienced an immediate improvement in mental health that was sustained for at least 3 years after they moved. Wait, there’s more, and it’s’ a bit strange. The study also showed that people relocating to a more built up area suffered a drop in mental health. Interestingly this fall occurred before they moved; returning to normal once the move was complete. Read the study here.