A University of Exeter study has revealed the positives of having green spaces like parks and gardens in urban areas, which can go a long way in boosting the quality of life.
The analysis was made after a study of nearly 5,000 UK households over 17 years and researchers discovered that residing in a greener place had a significant positive effect on health.
Calling it the 'green space effect', researchers found that living amid greenery boosted life satisfaction levels among the dwellers. They enjoyed better physical and psychological health. Researchers took into account changes in people's life like income, employment, marriage, and health.