Living on or close to the water has more benefits than the beautiful scenery. It can benefit your health, cleanse your soul, and give you total peace and tranquility. There are many lakeside, riverside, and ocean front communities across the country. Finding the right waterfront community will give you more than just a home, it will provide benefits for you to live a happy and healthy life.
Here are five reasons why living near water benefits and improves your health:
When it comes to living near water, the best option is to live by the sea. The sea air is charged with negative ions, which helps your body to absorb oxygen, improve alertness, and combat free radicals. Negative ions also balance serotonin levels, which is a body chemical attributed to stress and mood.
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This is why after a day on the beach you fall into blissful sleep and are refreshed and ready to go the next day. Now imagine how you’d feel if you lived by the sea longer than a vacation period.
Spending time in the sun provides essential vitamin D which is good for helping our bodies to absorb calcium, and prevent osteoporosis. Found in only a few foods, it is sometimes difficult to get enough Vitamin D in your daily diet. Living near water and spending a few minutes a day in the sunshine will give you a healthy dose. But don’t forget the sunscreen.
Many people use sound machines to lull themselves to sleep so it would be natural to think that the soothing sounds of water hitting the shore and the call of birds can help you relax. Spas use fountains and the sounds of nature to relax their clientele. But, living near water will give you the most natural and soothing melodies.
Immune Function Boost
Living by the water will not only lower the stress in your life, but it will also increase your immune system. Reducing the stress means that your body has more potential to be healthy and vibrant. With the fresh air, enough sunshine and the daily doses of vitamins, combined with the more relaxed body, you will notice a big boost in your immune function.
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“Blue Mind” Effect
“Blue Mind“, a term coined by J. Nichols, is named for the mildly meditative state our mind enters when we’re near water. Water tends to draw the soul and body toward it, relieving much of our daily stress. Researchers have found that green spaces in communities reduce stress and the research of Blue Mind is just beginning to tap into the benefits of living near water.
Notice how you feel more meditative as soon as you get near the beach. You forget everything that caused you stress and focus on the calming sounds and the feel of the water.
Pacific Landing is a unique waterfront development designed with amenities and services focused on health and wellness. When paired with the natural amenities and benefits of the Pacific Ocean, Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Bee Creek, and tons of hiking trails, Pacific Landing is a truly remarkable place that needs to be seen in person to be able to truly appreciate its beauty. Register today to discover new ownership opportunities in our waterfront development.
5 Health Benefits of Living Near Water
Health Benefits of Living Near the Water