Using data from UK government''s Annual Population Survey (APS) of 25,518 people, the researchers show that people who live within 300 metres of green space
have significantly better mental well-being.
Release date- 20082019 - Proximity to green space
was more important than lifestyle factors such as employment, income, and general health.
Crucially, the council says it is factoring green space
into regeneration plans, with a park to be created along the canal from Great Ancoats Street to Milliners Wharf, and connections to Cotton Fields Park from the former Central Retail Park site, as well as a huge new park at Mayfield depot on the way.
New research shows that being able to see green spaces
from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes, and harmful foods.
But for there to be a similar association with cravings from simply being able to see green spaces
adds a new dimension to previous research.
Thomas Astell-Burt, Ph.D., and Xiaoqi Feng, Ph.D., from the University of Wollongong in Australia, examined whether total green space
or specific types of green space
are associated with better mental health.
It is judged by green space
experts who visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria including biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.
The study published in the Journal of Health & Place is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby green space
is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving.
About 2.5 million people across Britain are more than a 10-minute walk from a park or green space
, a charity has claimed.
While the location of the green space
seemed to impact its effectiveness as a de-stressor, surprisingly, "the season in which teens spent time in nature didn't affect the results of the study.
CHILDREN, who grow up near green space
have up to 55 per cent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life, a Danish study suggested.