Regular exposure to nature is particularly beneficial because it reduces stress and depression, while improving social and brain function. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Hong Kong needs more public open space, for people’s physical and mental well-being

Layla McCay and Paul Yip say a wealth of research points to the positive effects of public space, but it needs to be a natural environment, not a paved area with a few potted plants, for us to enjoy the full benefits

Topic |   Redefining Hong Kong

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Regular exposure to nature is particularly beneficial because it reduces stress and depression, while improving social and brain function. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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