Can living near a park be the answer to reversing type two diabetes? According to researchers in Great Britain, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’
Having access to a park might be the very key to unlocking the reversal of type 2 diabetes.
In a joint research study involving 2 continents, scientists at the University of Western Sydney in Australia and the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom have shown that living near a park can drop your risk of diabetes right off the charts.
Scientists looked at health measurements of people who live within 5 kilometers of a neighborhood park and found that those who lived the closest to a community park had the highest likelihood of eliminating type 2 diabetes.
Researchers saw that proximity to parks and green spaces tended to mirror likelihood to exercise and spend time in fresh air. Participants who lived closer to a park tended to exercise more and spend less time on the couch.