New research that people who close to the ocean or sea are happier. Researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK say people who live in coastal areas better mental health than people who live inland. This is for rich people and poor people. The researchers at data from surveys of 25,963 people. The surveys people questions about their happiness, lifestyle and income. They that those who live within one kilometer of the coast are 22 per cent less likely to any signs of mental health problems. People who lived more than 50 kilometers from the coast more symptoms of mental health problems. The researchers that poorer people living within sight of the coast were around 40 per cent less likely to mental health symptoms than those who lived inland.
Lead researcher of the study, doctor Jo Garrett, said: "Our research suggests, for the first time, that people in poorer households living close to the coast fewer symptoms of mental health disorders." She said the area along coasts to protect people from experiencing mental health problems. They seemed to people's health and wellbeing. Dr Garrett added: "When it to mental health, this protective zone could a useful role in helping to the playing field between those on high and low incomes." Another researcher, Dr Mathew White, said: "We need to policy makers understand how to the wellbeing benefits of 'blue' spaces in towns and cities. We need to that access is fair and inclusive for everyone, while not our fragile coastal environments."