ESRI Research Bulletin

The benefits of visiting green space

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May 27, 2020
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Research finds that visits to green spaces are associated with positive outcomes for general health, cardiovascular health, as well as mental health and well-being. The health impacts are greatest at low visit levels, meaning those who visit once a month can also experience the benefits.