A study by the health and fitness website Headspace suggests that having access to green space in a house is linked to women having healthier pregnancies.
The article suggests that, as more attention is being placed on parents’ well-being, having natural environments near their houses can make for a happier home for the family.
The study claims that in addition to being associated with being healthier, regular exposure to greenspace has also been shown to have an impact on life satisfaction, feeling positive and feeling relaxed.
In light of recent research which suggests a link between a Western-style lifestyle and childhood obesity, the article suggests that residents who regularly enjoy access to green space have more confidence in how they deal with life challenges.
These findings could help to make urban living more sustainable and allow for a more comfortable lifestyle.