Study Says Women Surrounded By Nature Live Longer

By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao

A recent study, conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discovered that women who are exposed to nature live longer than those who are not.

Findings indicated that women who live surrounded by nature had a lower mortality rate lower by 12 percent compared to those who reside in areas with little to no vegetation or other greens.

In addition, those women who live in higher vegetated areas have a 34 percent lower rate of death due to respiratory issues, and a 13 percent lower rate of death caused by cancer.

Researchers also believe that women who are close to nature are less prone to mental illnesses as well as the disastrous effects of noise, air pollution, chemicals, and extreme heat that occur almost everyday in the city.

The natural environment have many benefits that lower signs of stress, as well as increased social and physical activity among women.

This recent discovery show that women may gain a lot more from agriculture than just money. Their health can also improve significantly just by living in a place where the greens grow in abundance.  

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Patricia Bianca S. Taculao
Patricia Taculao, or Patty as she likes to be called, is a content producer for Manila Bulletin Digital Lifestyle. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She loves to spend her free time, reading, painting, and watching old movies.

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