New Study: Women Live Longer If They Live Surrounded By Nature


According to a new study, when women live in nature they live longer. The confirmed hypothesis of a research is that natural environments help reduce the stress and increase physical and social activity, which keeps people healthier. The main purpose of this study was to get insights on the relationship between “residential greenness and mortality.
The research was conducted on 108,630 women between 2000 and 2008. Of those women, 8,604 died during the study. Factors such as age, race, smoking, and socioeconomic status were taking into consideration during this study, and they found that women living with the most greenery in the 250m area near their homes “had a 12% lower rate of all-cause-non-accidental mortality”.

The conclusion of the research was that high levels of green vegetation have a contribution in decreasing mortality rates for women. These results are quite important in modern times since more and more people are living in urban areas. However, there is a question that still arises: why less greenery means less social activity? One answer would be that nowadays people spend a lot of time in their car or behind a computer monitor. Less physical and social activity could potentially lead to depression.
From now on, just think about this: how much time do you spend outside every day? If you wish to live a healthy and happy life, try to surround yourself with nature every day.

22 Responses to “New Study: Women Live Longer If They Live Surrounded By Nature”

  1. Kiki S says:

    Although I certainly like the claimed outcome of this purported “study”, I find it difficult to consider such claims legitimate when an article does not even mention who conducted this “study” nor gives any links or citations to the “study”. I find this highly questionable. Anyone can string together a bunch of figures and say they are the result of a “study”.

    • Donna says:

      All you need do is look at the National Geographic studies on people who live the longest. Most are living in natural environments, growing their own food and still chopping wood and using their bodies every day. Cities are full of pollution as well as crime, and not conducive to peace of mind.

      • Josef K. says:


        • Kristin says:

          Josef, she said her source, National Geographic Studies. I didn’t find the studies, but this article talks a lot more about some of them that are probably pretty findable as well.

    • Ted says:

      Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined more than 108,000 women enrolled in the Nurse’s Health Study — a nationwide investigation into risk factors for major chronic diseases in women — from 2000 to 2008.

  2. Gwen says:

    If you don’t publish your findings, where this is published, who conducted the study, citations and other references, it’s just more fake news. You have compromised yourselves, and if this is real reaserch, this is just worthless trash.

    • tj says:

      yeah maybe city living is healthier and makes you live longer instead, good thinking

    • Gladdie says:

      It may not be scientific but it’s certainly far from worthless trash. Use your body, get enough exercise, enjoy time in nature and you will see the difference.

  3. JGReyes MD says:

    Dear skeptical long life places over 90 to 100 years like
    Sicily, Okinawa, Georgia & loma linda US are active folks
    Healthy diet, minimal stress and close family knits and neighborhood
    Relationships ( do as grandma told you )

  4. Sherry says:

    Who needs “studies” when we can have experience. Living with nature makes me want to live longer.

  5. Josef K. says:

    If you don’t cite your sources then there is no reason to believe you. If you publish an article and don’t even put your own name or contact info next to it chances are it’s full of even more shit.

    This article is load of horse manure and is making exaggerated claims. Prove me wrong.

  6. My flowers give me joy every day!

  7. Dorothy Satchwell says:

    This is the BEST response ever. Research can be skewed to prove or disprove anything. It all depends who is paying for it. Nothing beats life experiences. Best research ever. Love it

  8. Susan R says:

    Let me guess, you live in an urban region, perhaps mid century modern bldgm

  9. Nancy Muller says:

    Why do you think people vacation at the beach and in the mountains- it makes them feel good! Work in your garden and if you live in the city visit the botanical gardens you can’t help but feel better ?

  10. Kerry G says:

    All I can say about this study is Thank you! I have lived over half my life in a small town in a corner of Wayne National Forest & NEVER had any medical problems until my daughter moved me into her home in the city to recoup after a knee replacement! I developed high blood pressure, couldn’t sleep, & after having my diabetes under control since I was 16 it went out of whack too!
    Seven weeks later I was back here in the woods & am back in check again! I take my dogs every morning for a walk along a trail behind my house & of an evening we walk the creek. Watch very little Tv always have the radio on more & ONLY get on here when I can go outside and get into anything! Haha!

  11. Dan Gallagher says:

    Sounds Great ,I would just ad a stream and pond , I was just wondering if there’s any single country ladies 42 to 72 care to join me ,I can build additional rooms for all your kids

  12. Brian Hull says:

    I read that overweight women live longer than men who mention it

  13. Lori r R says:

    Josef you cant come with us.

  14. HuaLi says:

    Yup…as long as you aren’t scratching from chiggers, swatting “west nile” mosquitos, and got someone to check you for “lime diseased” ticks, etc.

  15. David Silva says:

    Guessing you live in the city.

  16. Bogdan says:

    In our University we are using this article as an example of a bad statistic. In the STAT class.

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