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Women That Live Near Nature Live Longer, Science Says

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Women, if you want to live a longer and healthier life, move to the woods. One study has shown that living in or near nature may help you better your health and live longer.

Yes, you read it right. Living in areas surrounded by nature may extend your life and help you improve your overall health.

Researchers carried out a study in which they followed 108,630 women and analyzed 8,604 deaths between 2000 and 2008. They made a comparison between the risks of death and the amount of vegetation surrounding the women’s homes.

What they found was that women that lived in greener surroundings had a 34 percent lower rate of respiratory disease-related mortality, a 41 percent lower rate of kidney disease mortality, and a 13 percent lower rate of cancer mortality than the women living in areas with less vegetation.

According to the study, the reason why high levels of vegetation are associated with decreased mortality is that people who live in or near nature aren’t exposed to the dangerous effects of air pollution, heat, chemicals, and noise as people living in urban areas are.

Additionally, areas that have high levels of vegetation provide opportunities for physical activity, mitigate the effects of climate change, and improve mental health.

Researchers believe that results would be similar if the study included men.