By Dr. Mercola
Living Near Nature May Extend Your Lifespan
In a study that followed more than 100,000 women, those who lived near higher levels of green vegetation had a 12 percent lower rate of non-accidental premature death compared to those living near areas with the least vegetation. Specifically, those living in greener areas had a:
- 41 percent lower death rate for kidney disease
- 34 percent lower death rate for respiratory disease
- 13 percent lower death rate for cancer
Cognitive function may also improve. In a study of 2,600 children between the ages of 7 and 10, those with greater exposure to green spaces, particularly while at school, had improved working memory and decreased inattentiveness. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE >> Post your comments.