Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A bit of nature makes city-dwellers happier, healthier

Picture credit: druss101

A new study has proved that people are better off when they have contact with nature.

Benefits come from being in private gardens and public green spaces and even just looking at photos of them.

The study by the University of Newcastle in Australia found that people exposed to natural environments:

  • report higher satisfaction with life

  • are healthier

  • cope better with stress

  • recover faster from illness or injury, and

  • have improved concentration and productivity.

Picture credit: jimmydavao

Picture credit: Chris Gin

Ah, I feel better. How about you?

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