Spring is in the air! As we step outside of our winter dens and rejoice in nature’s budding greens, it seems like everyone is happier. And they are, according to new research by the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mental health and satellite data gathered in the state show that the more green space in a neighborhood, the happier its residents are, whereas people who live in regions with less than 10% tree canopy—overhead cover from leafy trees—are more likely to report symptoms of depression. The data reflect the theory that more time in nature reduces mental fatigue.
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