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Greenspace has a greater impact on health. It promotes health by reducing the exposure to air pollution and enhancing the opportunity for physical activity. A previous study by Dr Mueller assessed the impact of greenspace on physical activity levels in the individuals in European cities. He used three different metrics of greenspace and correlated it with the physical activity levels. The greenspace metrics used were Normalised Difference Vegetation Index [NDVI], proportion of tree canopy coverage and proximity to green land use. Those individuals who were exposed to greenspace had a dramatic improvement in their physical activity levels.