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The benefits of #nature for health and well-being of urban citizens

The benefits of #nature for health and well-being of urban citizens

The benefits of nature for health and wellbeing of urban citizens 26 May 2015 | News story We need nature in our lives. There is a growing body of research outlining nature’s positive influence on health and well-being. Regular contact with nature has been found to reduce stress levels, increase concentration, stimulate exercise, promote social cohesion, and help to treat diseases and disorders. These positive influences on mental and physical well-being in turn lead to substantial economic benefits, by increasing economic productivity and reducing health-care costs. Last week, IUCN hosted a session on using nature based solutions for improved health and wellbeing for urban citizens at the international conference “Nature and Urban Wellbeing”, organised by ALTER-Net , Europe’s Ecosystem research Network, in cooperation with the the European Commission, under the auspices o...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/euro...

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