New study: Women live longer when they live in nature.

A recent study found that women live longer when they live surrounded by nature. They started with the theory that natural environments help reduce stress and increase physical / social activity, which leads to greater health. Specifically, they proposed to study the relationship between  “residential greenery and mortality.

The researchers followed 108 630 women between 2000 and 2008. Of those women, 8,604 died during the study. Factors such as age, race, smoking and socioeconomic status were taken into consideration during this study, and found that women who lived with the greatest amount of vegetation in the 250-meter area near their homes  “had an index 12 % less of all causes. ”

“These associations were stronger for respiratory mortality and cancer . “

Research concluded that higher levels of green vegetation actually decreased mortality in these women.

This information is extremely powerful for the life and modern management of people in our urban areas. Why less green would result in less social activity? I would say it results in more time in the car or behind a computer monitor. The reduction in physical and social activity can lead to depression, and depression is not good for any part of your health.

If you want to live a long, healthy and happy life, consider surrounding yourself with nature. How much time do you spend outside every day?