“Green grass effect” more likely due to green in your jeans

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have concluded that treed and grassy neighbourhoods are good for your health. They suggest that this green grass effect is what makes people who live there healthy. Residents of Toronto’s leafy Midtown were no doubt part of this survey of 1.3 million non-immigrant adults living in the 30 biggest cities across the country. But wait. It seems that a closely-reasoned view of green, affluent neighbourhoods might well conclude that lawns and tree-lined streets while nice (and healthy) are more likely to be incidental to the money people have to spend on where they live. People in these neighbourhoods have more “green” to  buy countless healthy things ranging from medical advice and modern drugs to fitness assistance. See what you think

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