Staying close to nature can help fight depression and obesity

Going out for walks daily amidst greenery can help fight obesity (Thinkstock) The fact that a refreshing breeze, warm rays of life-giving sunlight and sweet-smelling greenery can work its magic on not just ailing patients but even healthy people, is not new. A lush, pretty garden in the premises of a hospital can actually help patients recover better and faster, say city doctors. A lot of studies and researches have been done to validateDr Ramen Goel, bariatric and metabolic surgeon, says, “People living close to green spaces are likely to…

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Been Away From Nature? City Life Could Be Raising Mental Illness

            Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas partly due to reduced access to nature, say researchers at the University of Washington. “There’s an enormous amount of disease largely tied to our removal from the natural environment,” said Peter Kahn, Professor at the University. In a perspective piece published in the journal Science, the authors discussed the growing tension between an arguably necessary role urban areas play in society and the numbing, even debilitating, aspects of cities that disconnect humans from…

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