Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 3, 2019 – an article by SARAH YOUNG):
Researchers from Exeter University found that those living half a mile from the coast are less likely to experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Studying data on more than 26000 Brits from the Health Survey for England, the scientists found people who live less than a kilometer from the coast are around 22% less likely to have symptoms of mental health disorder, compared to those who live 50km or more away. Published in the journal “Health and Place” suggest access to the coast could help to reduce these health inequalities in towns and cities. Jo Garrett, lead author of the study, said: “Our research suggests, for the first time, that people in poorer households living close to the coast experience fewer symptoms of mental health disorders.