Greener Cities for a Healthier Life

Available in : Vietnamese

May 10, 2021

 

As our beloved cityscapes continue to grow and grow, sometimes it feels like concrete can swallow you up whole. Among an endless view of high-rises, cranes, and scaffolding, a little plant life can go a long way. Of course, green space does wonders to lift a city’s appearance, but recent studies have shown that adding more green to a city also has tangible health benefits.

 

 

 

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New research from the University of East Anglia has drawn new links between longevity, overall health, and spending time outside among the trees and plant life. According to the study, increased exposure to green space can reduce the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stress, and high blood pressure.

 

 

 

 

From upping your home garden game to penciling in an extra half hour for a few laps around the park, it’s clear that making time with nature should be a priority. While cities are set to become more and more populous—as the UN notes, 68% of the global population is projected to live in cities by 2050—it might take some creativity to keep things green. Some cities are even experimenting with vertical gardens and other innovative takes on livening up the urban environment.

 

 

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