The trees, shrubs and plants outside your home might offer something more than just pretty scenery.

A new study found that living in or near; green areas can help women live longer and improve their mental health,

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital examined more than 108,000 women for major chronic diseases in women and found that women living in the greenest areas had a 12% lower death rate than women living in the least green areas.

The study suggests that designs and planning of homes should include greens.

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