They study examined the links between childhood exposure to blue spaces and adult well-being, with more than 15,000 participants in 18 different countries were surveyed for the study, published by researchers at the University of Exeter.

It found that exposure to blue spaces – such as coasts, rivers and lakes – as a child made revisiting blue spaces in adulthood more likely, as these adults showed greater familiarity with and placed greater value in natural settings.

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