If you have always dreamed about living in a home on one of Florida’s amazing lakes, now is the time to purchase one, because we are about to share with you a huge benefit of living on the water. There has been a study conducted and scientists found that living on the water reduces stress and improves overall well-being.
The inspiration for the study came after conducting a similar study about the effects of living in greener areas (around dense trees or near forests) on women’s health. They found that women who reside in greener spaces tend to live longer, so they became curious about the effect living near the water might have.
The study was conducted by Health and Place an organization that researches the power of nature as therapy for humans. Using national databases, study conductors found that people who lived near water reported less psychological distress. In particular residents of New Zealand that lived on or in a visible distance of the coastline. To further solidify their findings they tested for other factors such as wealth, crime rates, and a few other key factors and the findings of living near the water held true amongst many different variables in the environment.
The added benefits of stress reduction and living on the water include:
- Strengthened Immune System: As you reduce your stress levels and increase your relaxation, you just may experience a stronger immune system. Stress is a major enemy of a healthy immune system, in fact, many people do not realize they have a stress problem until other health issues send them to the doctor and once there they are given tips on how to reduce stress to cure their ailment.
- Refreshed Lungs: Breathing in fresh air is very beneficial for the lungs. The atmosphere around bodies of water contains negative ions that increase the body’s ability to absorb oxygen. This increase in oxygen boosts your mood (relieving stress) all while filtering out extra dust, allergens, and germs. This is great news for allergy sufferers and anyone prone to frequent colds.
- Better Sleep: The sound of water is so soothing and is a great tool to help the mind to relax and then the body can/will follow. A deeper state of relaxation helps you to unwind after a busy day and also helps you to sleep much deeper, making your waking hours all the more enjoyable because you have been well-rested.
For more reasons why it is so amazing to live amongst Florida’s lakes and specifically about living in Clermont and surrounding areas please browse our website. For help finding the perfect Clermont lake home please contact me anytime.
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