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New research finds coastal living linked with better mental health

Posted at 5:47 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 05:50:40-04

A new study of 26,000 people found those living closer to England's coastline had better mental health than those who lived further inland.

The head researcher for the study says evidence supports the idea that people in poorer households living close to the coast experience fewer symptoms of mental health disorders.

An environmental psychologist at the University of Exeter said the research could play a pivotal role in getting governmental action to protect coastal areas.

Check out the newest edition of “Health and Place” for the full study.