People Living not Far from Green Areas Are Happier

A new study, performed by the researchers from the universities of Newcastle, Warwick, and Sheffield, finds that people living in a city within 984 ft, or 300 m, of green areas, park or playground, are happier.People Living not Far from Green Areas Are Happier

For the study, the researchers examined the quality of life of more than 25,000 people living in London. Scientists combined responses from them with data on green spaces in relation to where they lived.

Lead author Dr. Victoria Houlden says: “We believe this it is the first study to demonstrate how urban greenspaces may improve a broader definition of mental wellbeing. What makes our work different is the way we consider multi-dimensional mental wellbeing, in terms of happiness, life satisfaction and worth.”

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