Who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress

Research suggests individuals “who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas.” Investigators found that “compared to people in areas with the least amount of green space, residents of the greenest neighborhoods had lower urinary levels of the hormone epinephrine, indicating lower stress levels.” Additionally, “people in greener areas had a higher capacity to maintain healthy blood vessels than residents of places without much green space.”

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