Natural Solutions to Health Inequalities
The Institute of Health Equity (IHE), has published a report, Natural Solutions to Health Inequalities, funded by Natural England which includes the growing evidence of the benefits of green spaces on health and well being. The report includes evidence that shows:
- older people live longer in areas where there is more green space close to their homes
- children who live close to green spaces have higher levels of physical activity and are less likely to experience an increase in BMI over time
- people living in the most deprived areas are 10 times less likely to live in the greenest areas
- the most affluent 20% of wards in England have 5 times the amount of parks or general green space compared with the most deprived 10% of wards
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Posted on 27th October 2014