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Scenic views are good for our health

51 days to go

Whilst out on the hills recently and enjoying the open space and the views of the lakes and mountains around me I was reminded of a research study a few years ago which reported that scenic views have a positive impact on our health.

A website was established with many photographs and participants in the study rated the photographs for how scenic they found them.

One might expect that views with lots of green areas would rate highly but the research found that it wasn’t specifically greenness in the view that gave a feeling of wellbeing but other colours as well. Nor was it just rural views that were judged positively, as urban and suburban views were also found to give benefit.

So whatever you’re up to this weekend I hope you find yourself somewhere you can absorb the benefits of a scenic view. It’ll do you a power of good. Have a good weekend 😊



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