Thursday, October 22, 2009

Depression & Anxiety Less Prevalent Among People Living in Natural Settings


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A study of Dutch people published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health established that people who live near natural settings have less complaints of depression and anxiety (and other diseases) than people living in urban settings.

Green Space Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety

The study's authors said better air quality and greater opportunities for relaxation, socializing and exercising may be responsible for this phenomenon. Other diseases positively influenced by living nearer to nature included
cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disease, neurological disease, digestive disease and other miscellaneous complaints.

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