Being nature for Health | | New Jersey Health Federation
NATURE FOR HEALTH AND EQUITY Middle-aged men living in deprived urban areas with high amounts of green space have a 16% lower risk of dying compared with similar groups living in areas with less green space(Scottish Government, 2014).Nature has multiple benefitsIn Spain, people living within 300 metres ofgreen spaces report better self-perceived health and mental health (Triguero-Mas et al., 2015).Doctors prescribe fewer anti-depressants in urban areas with more trees on the street (Taylor et al., 2015).People are happier and have lower mental distress when living in urban areas with more green space(White et al.,2013).A review of multiple studies showed the positive links between biodiversity-rich environments and health and well-being(Lovell et al., 2014).