According to new research from UNSW Sydney, a dose of the outdoors may be what the doctor ordered.
Urban green space reduces cardiovascular disease risk, and more trees are key.
When the pandemic hit, green space was there for us at a time when others weren’t or couldn’t be. Urban greening might be the solution to the ‘lonelygenic environment’ that our cities have created.
For the areas of cities with less than 10 per cent green space, increasing that to 30 per cent could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.
A group of UNSW cross-discipline experts discuss the benefits of plants, gardening and green spaces during COVID-19.
Sleep might be a key factor in the link between greener neighbourhoods and better health. A new study shows living in an area with more tree canopy improves people's odds of getting enough sleep.