National parks are beautiful, but austerity and inequality prevent many from enjoying them

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:20 in Health & Medicine

Spending time in nature is good for you. A person's access to parks and green, open spaces is important for their health, as research from the NHS and the OPENSpace research group at Edinburgh and Heriot Watt universities shows. Spending time in parks lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and asthma, helps address obesity and mitigates mental health issues.

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