Live Long in Nature and Long Live Nature!
This recent study, which monitored a cohort of 1.3 million Canadians living in urban areas, finds a correlation between increased urban greenness and decreased cause-specific mortality rates. Many theories conceptualized in the 1950's provide the basis for more studies performed in the 21st century that generated concrete findings. The paper discusses the various benefits of green space and nature to humans that can explain this finding and especially highlights decreased stress as a benefit of spending time in nature.
Bosch, M. (2017). Live long in nature and long live nature! The Lancet Planetary Health, 1(7), e265-e266.