Nature is all around us. The world that we live in is full of wonderful things. From the beautiful scenery to amazing creatures to the trees and forest, they are something that we appreciate having. Who would not want to live among all these natural wonders, right? The greenery land full of dewy-smelling grass, the slow calming sound of a lazy slow-moving river or just breathing in the fresh air can significantly benefit one’s physical and mental health.
Not all of us will have the chance to live near or amongst nature but if you or your loved one are planning to relocate after retirement then living close to nature is a great option to think about.
What Living Close to Nature Can Do for You
It is important that we understand to learn how to live harmoniously with nature. Studies have shown that the environment we live in can increase or reduce our stress levels, which impacts our bodies. The things you see, hear, or feel at any moment will have an effect on your overall mood. If you are living in an unpleasant environment, it can cause helplessness, feeling anxious, and sad. This, in turn, will increase your heart rate and blood pressure, negatively affecting your entire immune system.
So how do you counter this? By living in an environment that pleases you, the reverse effect happens. The calming views of nature reduce fear, anger, and most importantly, stress. Being exposed to nature even for a short while can make you feel better emotionally, and that can contribute to your physical well-being, lower heart rate, and blood pressure, and reduces the production of stress hormones.
Seeing all this greenery can motivate you to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. As you know, exercising can combat stress and improve one’s health and mood. Just being in nature can increase your energy levels and makes you feel that you will require less physical exertion. Instead of drinking another cup of coffee full of caffeine, being outdoors with nature can also provide you with a significant energy boost
When you reach the age of retirement, your eyesight might deteriorate. Being one with nature can keep eye diseases like myopia at bay. Simply rest your eyes by gazing at a far-away tree for a couple of minutes. You can try to do this simple eye exercise every hour. It will go a long way in taking care of your eyes. Nature can also inspire you to become creative. This will help you be more focused and push you to take up new hobbies or experience new activities.
Be One with Nature at TerraBella Summerville
If you are thinking of relocating to a new environment where nature can play a huge role in your everyday life, then TerraBella Summerville is the perfect place for you. We have many different activities available for our residents and with nature surrounding our community, you can be sure that your life with us will be a great one. Schedule a tour with us now.