MADRID, May 9 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Spending time in the garden improves physical and mental health, according to a study carried out by researchers from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), published in the journal ‘Landscape and Urban Planning’ and in which 8,000 people analyzed between 2009 and 2016.
Likewise, experts have observed that the benefits of spending time in the garden are the same regardless of the socioeconomic level of the country in which you reside, as well as if you are in these areas for gardening or relaxing.
“People who regularly spend time in their garden are also more likely to visit nature elsewhere once a week,” experts said, noting that people with private gardens had greater psychological well-being.
There is increasing evidence that living in a greener neighborhood can be good for your health, although most research has focused on public green spaces, such as parks. Given this, experts have defended their work because they have collected weekly information on people who are, or are not, in contact with nature.
“Gardens are a crucial way for people to access and experience the natural environment. Our new evidence highlights that gardens can have a role as a public health resource and that we must ensure that their benefit is available to all people,” experts have settled.