City vs. country, it seems to be an ongoing debate. Which environment is better? How is it better? If you ask more than one person, you’re bound to get different answers and possibly a list of reasons to go along with it. From the article Is it Healthier to Live in the City or the Country?, by Sara Novak, Novak states that she has lived in both environments, but after reading an article in Natural News, Novak was able to find the answer to her question. So, which is better, city or country?

According to her article, researchers have found that “green space and rural living in general is better for your health.” Novak cited an article from Natural News that stated, city life contributes to many health problems including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and stress. And, there are numbers to back that statement up. According to Natural News, “previous findings have shown that the risk for anxiety disorders is 21 percent higher for people from the city, who also have a 39 percent increase for mood disorders.” The study also found that the region of the brain that involves mood and emotions was much more active in people who lived in the city. Novak did point out that “living in a larger city means constant stimulation. It means that the nervous system is going a mile a minute just to keep up with its surroundings.”

But, Novak made a good point when she said that no matter where you are from, your life will involve some form of stress, and it’s all about how you deal with it.