Access to nature gives health benefits

But our health and the natural environment are also closely linked
[An observation made in People’s Health Trust Report, October 2014].

Regular use of natural areas provides health benefits – “it’s better than going to the gym!” [An assertion made by Baroness Barbara Young in a Wild Words speech in Norwich on 10 December 2015].

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People residing close

to greenspace tend

to live longer

A claim made by the RSPB

The risk of poor mental health can be cut by 50% as greenspaces help people’s general wellbeing and mental health

A claim made by the Centre for Research on Environment,
Society and Health, 2012

 

 

A brisk daily 20-minute
walk improves a person’s metabolism and can reduce their blood pressure

A brisk daily 20-minute
walk improves a person’s metabolism and can reduce their blood pressure

 

 

This is a major single
cause of heart problems, renal failure, blindness
and amputations

Regular exercise in greenspace cuts
the incidence of
Diabetes Type 2

 

 

Children living close to greenspaces
and getting more exercise have
lower body mass indexes

A US study by Bell, Wilson & Liu reported in the American Journal
of Preventative Medicine, 2008

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children is better treated with walks in greenspace

Work by Professor Frances Kuo at the University of Illinois
and cited in ‘Natural Thinking’ a RSPB report, 2007

 

So get out and enjoy this enhanced greenspace.

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