Seeing a Greened Vacant Lot May Lower Stress
Forest Service scientists measured dynamic stress responses using ambulatory heart rate monitoring as participants in Philadelphia, Penn., walked past vacant lots before and after a greening remediation treatment. Walking adjacent to a greened vacant lot decreased heart rate significantly more than did walking adjacent to a non-greened vacant lot or not in view of any vacant lot. Remediating neighborhood blight may reduce stress and improve human health.
|Neighborhood blight, stress, and health: a walking trial of urban greening and ambulatory heart rate||(publication)|
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