Greenery Extends Your Life


If you live in an area surrounded by trees, plants and shrubs, you’re less likely to have liver problems, respiratory problems or cancer. Those are the conclusions drawn by a new study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

The study focused on women but one can only assume that the same applies to men. The study followed some 108,630 women for a period 8 years (from 2000 to 2008) and found that women surrounded by greenery fared better, health wise, then women who weren’t.

This, of course, should come as no surprise, considering the role that plants play in the environment, producing oxygen and absorbing pollutants. They also facilitate better health because women surrounding by vegetation tend to get out and be more active, especially gardening.

You can view the complete results of the study on the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website.