Living Near Trees Is Good for Your Health

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"It has long been suggested that spending time in natural outdoor environments may enhance human health, but researchers from the University of Chicago took this notion a step further by quantifying just how beneficial it is.

After reviewing a database of public trees and health records in Toronto, they revealed that living around an extra 11 trees per street lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

The health benefits were equated to receiving an annual salary increase of $20,000, and those living near a greater density of public trees also reported significantly improved self-perception of health (how healthy a person perceives himself to be). According to the study."


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