Study: Spending more time in green spaces reduces the need for drug consumption

2023-01-22 2023-01-22T09:54:27Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
محرر أخبار - قسم التواصل الاجتماعي

Weather of Arabia - Experts often recommend spending some time in the embrace of green nature, because of this importance in improving mood and providing a sense of calm away from the crowding of thoughts and pressures of life, and there is a recent study that came to reveal the extent of the impact of being in green places on a person's physical health, not just psychological .

 

A recent Finnish study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine confirmed the happiness factor associated with greenery. She notes that frequent visits to green areas such as parks and gardens may help reduce prescription drug consumption. .

 

Researchers from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the University of Tampere in Finland and the University of Eastern Finland confirmed that, "Frequent visits to places that contain green spaces was associated with a lower rate of use of psychotropic and antihypertensive drugs and asthma, and the effect was the same with the difference in socio-economic status."

 

The researchers used information from nearly 6,000 people living in the capital, Helsinki, using prescription medications for conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, high blood pressure and asthma as an indicator of their overall health.

 

Researchers state that there is conflicting evidence about the health benefits of exposure to natural areas.

However, when talking about how this study impacts, the researchers stated that "Increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of exposure to nature is likely to increase the provision of high-quality green spaces in urban environments and this may be one of the sure ways to improve health and well-being in cities." whose residents suffer from stress, anxiety and endless pressures.”

 

Also read: Planting trees and their role in stopping climate change and mitigating its consequences

Witness: A historical scene from space.. The lands of Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah turned into green areas after a succession of rainy conditions

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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