We do like to be beside the seaside

Plus: “areas with  higher levels of biodiversity are associated with higher levels of calmness, relaxation and revitalisation.”

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Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study that shows that spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being.

Research news – Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea – University of Exeter

Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea – Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Spending time in marine and coastal environments is good for you, according to Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter in a new study funded by Defra and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Areas with designated or protected status and those with higher levels of biodiversity are associated with higher levels of calmness, relaxation and revitalisation, compared to locations without this status.

Official: the south-west is good for you – Radio Exe

   
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