TheVoiceOfJoyce Want to increase your lifespan and dependency on drugs for anxiety, go to the Park. It’s a known fact, exposure to green spaces reduces asthma, high blood pressure and prescription drugs for anxiety. Perhaps, becoming a Park Ranger, or working in our National Parks may be therapeutic for people suffering from PTSD, homelessness, marginal employment. Build more green spaces, stop urban blight, global warming and help people thrive!

Visits to parks, community gardens and other urban green spaces may lower city dwellers’ use of drugs for anxiety, insomnia, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma, research has found.

Researchers in Finland found that visiting such areas three to four times a week cuts people’s chances of turning to drugs for mental health problems or high blood pressure by a third, and for asthma by about a quarter.

Moreover, the positive effects of visiting green spaces were stronger among those reporting the lowest annual household income, the researchers found.

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