It’s nice living in a home that is close to nature. Many of us dream of that big backyard, the...
The Health Benefits of Living Near Nature
We all know that spending time in nature is good for us. But did you know that living near nature can bring even more health benefits? From improved mental health to physical well-being, there are many reasons why you should consider making your new home nestled among the trees and nearby lakes. Let’s take a closer look at how living close to nature can boost your health.
Living near nature is clinically proven to reduce stress levels. Studies have found that when people spend time outdoors, their cortisol (the primary “stress hormone”) levels drop significantly, resulting in lower overall stress levels. Part of this is because being outdoors allows us to get away from our daily stressors and provides us with an opportunity to engage in relaxation activities like yoga or meditation. In addition, the fresh air and natural beauty found in nature are both incredible sources of rejuvenation and happiness.
Research has also shown that regular exposure to green spaces such as forests, parks, and gardens promotes better mental health by increasing self-esteem and reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Additionally, living near nature provides people with a greater sense of purpose as they encounter something larger than themselves daily, serving as a reminder that life itself is precious and should be cherished. Finally, access to natural environments can provide individuals with meaningful connections with others who share similar interests—which further boosts mental well-being.
Living close to nature can have benefits for physical well-being too! Studies have shown that time spent outdoors increases physical activity levels which can lead to improved cardiovascular fitness, stronger bones and muscles, improved posture, and better balance. Additionally, exposure to fresh air helps improve breathing capacity while decreasing fatigue associated with indoor air pollution caused by dust mites and other allergens commonly found in homes without good ventilation systems. Finally, research has suggested that people who live near green spaces experience fewer instances of obesity than those who don’t—possibly because they are more likely to engage in outdoor activities like walking or biking instead of relying on cars for transportation needs.
Be a part of our thriving new home community of Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek, where you’ll be greeted with a friendly atmosphere and a simpler way of life. We’re located in the charming small town of Fulshear, just 35 miles west of downtown Houston.