Trees Make You Feel Younger, Keep you Healthier
The journal Scientific Reports found that residents of neighborhoods with higher tree density are less likely to have cardio-metabolic conditions such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes.
Maybe tree hugging is a good thing; at least from a work-life balance scenario! The study didn’t indicate exactly why working/living in a more tree-dense environment can make you feel seven (7) years younger or improve overall health as if you earned $10,000 more a year. Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, remove pollutants from the air, improve a person’s overall sense of health when walking amongst them – all of which could account for their effects the researchers indicate.
Our native American Indians held the tree sacred and assigned medicinal and spiritual powers to different species. Heck, humanities first ‘wonder drug’ comes from the bark of the willow tree – Aspirin!
Los Angeles Times reports – http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-greenspace-urban-trees-20150723-story.html