People in park MorgueFile CCPeople who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don't, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists.

A study led by CEED Researcher Dr Danielle Shanahan from The University of Queensland (UQ) suggests people might need a minimum "dose of nature".

In the Nature paper just out Dr Shanahan said parks offered health benefits including reduced risks of developing heart disease, stress, anxiety and depression.  Read more