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Researchers say that nature may boost city dwellers’ overall health – EdexLive

Nature provides cooling shade to neighborhood streets, a safe harbor for pollinators, and rainwater absorption to reduce flooding

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The findings of a recent study by researchers from Stanford University suggest that even your local city park may be improving your health. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lays out how access to nature increases people’s physical activity and therefore overall health in cities. Lack of physical activity in the US results in USD 117 billion a year in related health care costs and leads to 3.2 million deaths globally every year.
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