Ladies, if you want to live longer, you may want to think of living in the leafy suburbs, after this new study finds that leafy neighborhoods can add years to your life.
The study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that women live longer in areas with more green vegetation
It showed that women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes, had a 12% lower death rate compared to women with the lowest levels of vegetation near their homes.
The researchers found the biggest differences in death rates from kidney disease, respiratory disease, and cancer. The researchers also explored how an environment with trees, shrubs, and plants might lower mortality rates
Take advantage of green spaces
1.Exercise is medicine, and the more physically active a person is, the more fit they will be and the healthier they will be.
2.Green spaces invite people to enjoy the outdoors and encourage people to walk, bicycle or jog for physical activity.
3.When the space around a home is green and full of vegetation, there are likely paths or trails that are in safe and beautiful places. In this study, those women that lived in greener spaces were more physically active.
4.Living among trees, plants, grass, and flowers provide an environment with less pollution than one with low levels of vegetation.
5.The plants can reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, which lowers the level of pollution. In this study, death from respiratory disease was reduced by about one third in those women who lived in the homes with the highest amount of vegetation. Breathing clean air matters, and plants help to clean the air.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.