Living around nature could help you live longer

This photo taken on October 18, 2008 shows the sun peeking through a canopy of trees on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park, Virginia. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Living closer to nature is better for your health – and may even extend your life. A study just published found that people who live in “greener” areas, with more vegetation around, have a lower risk of mortality.   People who had the most vegetation within 800 feet of their homes had a 12 percent lower rate of mortality from any non-accidental cause than people living in the least green places.  Read more about it…