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10 or more? Good news: Those trees bring a health boost that’s similar to being years younger. A study in the journal Environmental Health found that people who lived in wooded areas, near parks, or on tree-lined streets, had lower blood pressure, and more activity in the parasympathetic nervous system – which calms us down by lowering our heart rate. But even if you live in a concrete jungle, you can still get the green, leafy benefits by spending just 3 days and 2 nights in a wooded area – like on a camping trip.