Gap Fill - Living By The Sea - Level 2


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   benefits      close      coast      disorders      doctor      environments      happier      health      inclusive      lead      less      lifestyle      likely      low      policy      sight      symptoms      those      towns      who  
Research says people who live to the sea are than those who live inland. The researchers looked at data from surveys of 25,963 people on their happiness, and income. They found that those who live within one kilometer of the are 22 per cent less to show signs of mental health problems. People lived over 50 kilometers from the coast had more of mental health problems. Poorer people living within of the coast were 40 per cent likely to have mental health symptoms than who lived inland.

The researcher of the study said: "People in poorer households living close to the coast experience fewer symptoms of mental health ." She said the coast seemed to protect people from mental problems. The added that living on the coast could help people on high and incomes. Another researcher said: "We need to help makers understand how to maximize the wellbeing of 'blue' spaces in and cities. We need to ensure that access is fair and for everyone, while not damaging our fragile coastal ."

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