Mental Health

Better mental, physical health in older people tied to living near nature

Even small differences in the availability of urban green and blue spaces may be associated with better mental and physical health in older adults, according to a new study. The study’s findings showed that having just 10% more forest space in a person’s residential ZIP code was associated with reduced serious psychological distress, which covers mental health problems that require treatment and interfere with people’s social lives, work or school.