Green Space and Benefits to Human Wellbeing

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An interesting article on the BBC yesterday. One of the UK’s top doctors says an accumulating body of evidence supports a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing.  Royal College of Physicians president Sir Richard Thompson said plants helped reduce stress, anger and depression.

Sir Richard added the fourth biggest cause of death in the UK was a lack of activity, making it important to provide green spaces in which people could exercise.  He made the comments at a green cities conference in central London.

Referring to a series of “very impressive” controlled studies in the US, Sir Richard said they showed that gardens improved the mood within hospitals, reducing stress levels among patients, families and staff.

Read the full article @ the BBC here

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