What is green space and why is it important for your personal health?

What is green space and why is it important for your personal health?

SMM Officer

Green spaces offer essential health resources as well as environmental services; they are equigenic, minimise socio-economic health gaps, stimulate activity and encourage improved mental health and well-being.

blog time 06:55 PM 23 Sep, 2020

3 Responses

Farosh order

Farosh order

blog time 07:32:pm 23 Sep, 2020

yes its is important part of life 

Fahad Hussain

Fahad Hussain

blog time 01:43:pm 26 Oct, 2020

Yes, that's why trees are an important part of our health.

Usama Waseem

Usama Waseem

blog time 12:57:pm 25 Jun, 2021

Urban green spaces reduce temperature and air pollution and absorb noise and carbon dioxide. They promote healthy outdoor activities such as walking, running, and cycling. Several studies suggest that green spaces have a link with health.

In Japan, walking or spending some time in the forest, called shinrin-yoku, is a very popular form of relaxation, and one study showed improvements in an emotional state, especially in people with more stress. Another Japanese study showed that the death rate was lower among older people living near green spaces. The authors recommended giving priority to the development of easily accessible green spaces in urban planning and suggested concertation between the health sector and the planning sector.


In Holland, a study showed that people who lived near green spaces had fewer physical and psychological symptoms. A second study showed similar results, and a third showed a lower prevalence of several diseases near green spaces. In these studies, the positive effects were more pronounced in children, housewives, the elderly, and the more disadvantaged. The authors concluded that “... assuming a cause and effect relationship between green spaces and health, adding 10% of green space in an urban environment results in a decrease in symptoms comparable to a rejuvenation of five. years "and" ... green spaces are more than a luxury ... Sound planning should make room for green space, and planning managers should take into consideration the amount of green space available. the urban environment in their attempt to improve the health of the elderly, young, and disadvantaged. ”

In England, researchers found that near urban green spaces, the proportion of people who rated their health as “not good” was lower. In addition, they found that general and cardiovascular mortality rates were lower near urban green spaces. The positive effects were more pronounced in disadvantaged people, and the researchers concluded that populations exposed to a greener environment showed less socio-economic inequalities in health: “This study clearly demonstrates that environments that are health benefits could be crucial in the fight to reduce health inequalities. ”In conclusion, there seems to be a link between urban green spaces and health, and several researchers suggest that their presence contributes to the improvement of health, particularly among the poorest people. In my opinion, it is desirable for citizens to be able to take advantage of green spaces in urban areas and for town planners to work in concert with the Department of Public Health to achieve this. It is important that urban green spaces are preserved for the benefit of all people, and I propose that Meadowbrook be protected.

 

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