Beauties, it is time to pack your bags, and head to the closest mountain for a break! Apparently, Mother Nature is the elixir of life we’ve been asking for, a recent study has revealed that women who live in nature live longer.
Particularly, the natural environment reduces stress and improve social and physical activity.
The study was carried at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and examined 108, 630 women for eight years.
During the study, 8, 604 women passed away, and also scientists considered factors like age, smoking, race, and socioeconomic status.
The conclusions indicated that women who lived in the greenest environment had a lower mortality rate by 12% when compared to women who lived in areas with less vegetation.
Furthermore, women who lived in rich vegetation areas had a 34 per cent lower rate of mortality due to respiratory issues, and a 13 perfect lower rate of deaths caused by cancer.
Researchers believe that these results are since women surrounded by nature are less prone to depression and negative emotions, and they are not exposed to the harmful effects of noise, air pollution, chemicals, and even extreme heat.
According to research associate Peter James on Harvard Chan School Department of Epidemiology:
“We were surprised to observe such strong associations between increased exposure to greenness and lower mortality rates. We were even more surprised to find evidence that a large proportion of the benefit from high levels of vegetation seems to be connected with improved mental health.”
Furthermore, surrounded by nature offers them a chance to be more physically active and interact with each other. The time spent outdoors calms them and helps them reconnect with nature, significantly improving their mental health.
How much time do you spend outside every day?
Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD, advises:
“Get outside and breathe the clean air, walk around the neighborhood, find some friends to walk with you, and enjoy the great, green outdoors. If you do not live in an area with a lot of greenery around you, consider planting some trees, plants, or shrubs.
If you live in a highly urban area, you can get involved with a local policy to work to encourage your community to increase green spaces. Spend time with friends who live in areas with lots of trees and greenery, consciously seek out green areas as often as you can, and consider vacationing in areas with lots of vegetation.”
So what’s your excuse? Pack your bags and head out to nature!
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