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Parks and green spaces are important for our mental health - but we need to make sure that everyone can benefit

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Masterton W, Carver H & Parkes T (2020) Parks and green spaces are important for our mental health - but we need to make sure that everyone can benefit. The Conversation. 07.08.2020. https://theconversation.com/parks-and-green-spaces-are-important-for-our-mental-health-but-we-need-to-make-sure-that-everyone-can-benefit-142322

Abstract
First paragraph: How does walking through a forest make you feel? Peaceful? Blissful? Reflective? For many people, lockdown brought a new appreciation of nature and what it means for our well-being. The health benefits of immersing ourselves in “greenspace” are now widely accepted. Living in areas with grass and trees has been linked to lower risk of various health conditions such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. As well as physical health, greenspace is associated with positive mental health.

Keywords
Mental health; Nature; Green space; health inequality; Forest bathing; Lockdown

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council, The Salvation Army, Chief Scientist Office and National Institute for Health Research
Publication date31/08/2020
Publication date online31/08/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31559
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…n-benefit-142322
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon

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