First paragraph: How does walking through a forest make you feel? Peaceful? Blissful? Reflective? For many people, lockdown brought a new appreciation of nature and what it means for our well-being. The health benefits of immersing ourselves in “greenspace” are now widely accepted. Living in areas with grass and trees has been linked to lower risk of various health conditions such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. As well as physical health, greenspace is associated with positive mental health.
The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Masterton, W., Carver, H. & Parkes, T. 2020, 'Parks and green spaces are important for our mental health - but we need to make sure that everyone can benefit', The Conversation, London, 7 September. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/31559