Study proves seaside living good for your mental health America!
Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency, you will find that we Floridians love to share the scientific evidence backing our belief that living by the coast is good for you!
In a recent article posted online by PsyPost®, researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) link ocean views to better mental health. The author notes, “The study, co-authored by MSU’s Amber L. Pearson, is the first to find a link between health and the visibility of water, which the researchers call blue space.
“Increased views of blue space is significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress,” said Pearson, assistant professor of health geography and a member of MSU’s Water Science Network. “However, we did not find that with green space.”
Moreover the article mentions, “To gauge psychological distress, the researchers analyzed data from the New Zealand Health Survey. The national survey used the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, or K10, which has proven to be an accurate predictor of anxiety and mood disorders. Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.”
In conclusion, the study appears in the May issue of the academic journal Health & Place. Pearson’s co-authors include Daniel Nutsford, a former master’s degree student at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.”
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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara