If you want to live a long healthy life, you know you have to exercise, eat a good diet, and avoid toxins. Part of avoiding toxins may be getting out of the city.
A new study from Japan shows just how important it is to get out into nature. The study followed the longevity of over 3,000 Tokyo citizens. They found that those who lived in neighborhoods where there were walkways, open spaces and greenery had significantly longer lives than those from similar urban neighborhoods without such environmental amenities. The study controlled for financial status, age, sex, marital status, and baseline functional status. It did not control for actual exercise, however. It seems logical that living in such pleasant areas would encourage locals to go out and enjoy the amenities.
If you are not already doing it, please get out and enjoy nature, soak up the relaxing views, breathe the clean air, and move your body. Even better, go barefoot for a while. I am convinced dangerous excess positively charged electrical energy that has accumulated in the body from artificial lifestyles can be discharged back into the earth this way. If nothing else, it will make you feel young again.