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'Stop and smell the roses' is indeed good for you, science says

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, November 11, 2017 | 11:04 am
'Stop and smell the roses' is indeed good for you, science says

According to medicalnewstoday.com, people who live near greener, lusher areas tend to live longer and healthier lives.  (Shutterstock/File)

A study by the University of British Columbia (UBC) has shown when you look at things in nature and reflect on how you feel, you will be more likely to feel happier as a result.

The study divided the participants into three groups: the first group looked at nature and wrote down their thoughts, the second group wrote their thoughts after looking at man-made objects and the last group did nothing.

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The study found that the participants in the first group became more generous, happier and healthier.

Additionally, according to medicalnewstoday.com, people who live near greener areas tend to live longer and healthier lives. 

As noted by one of the UBC undergraduate researchers, she and her group, “Happy Team,” are discovering and promoting ways that we can live better lives. (ezr/kes)

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