14 Sep 5 Advantages of Living the Natural Life
McKinley Beach features urban living set against a beautiful rural background. Your backyard is rich with all the Okanagan amenities you could want; hiking & biking trails, beachfront, a marina, outdoor gym, rock faces for climbing, etc. It’s truly a place that embraces the ‘natural life’ and encourages a healthy and active lifestyle as the community continues to shape and grow. With that in mind, we want to highlight some advantages of living the ‘natural life’, so sit back, relax, and read on . . .
1) Positive Environmental Impact
McKinley Beach takes a great deal of care and attention when it comes to the natural landscape and area around the new community. Construction is undergone with the most minimal impact possible on the natural land. Of the area that is disturbed, 60% of the hillside will be returned to its natural state, including reforestation! Spending time around the tranquility of nature has proven to provide a sense of peace, improve health, and reduce stress. Time to hit those hiking trails!
2) Reduced Stress
Speaking of reducing stress, whether you’re living naturally in the sense of adopting a healthier lifestyle with more activity, or embracing organic foods, natural living helps reduce stress. More exercise means more endorphins, which means a calmer, more stable emotional state. Likewise, a selection of organic foods, or superfoods, have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve emotional response.
3) Improved Health
Taking a natural approach to your general health and wellness is an important step in the right direction. The American Public Health Association states, “Access to nature has been related to lower levels of mortality and illness, higher levels of outdoor physical activity, restoration from stress, a greater sense of well-being, and greater social capital.” Just by being in a setting surrounded by nature, you’re able to make improvements to your overall health and lifestyle.
4) Organic Living
No matter how you purchase or grow your food, it has an impact on the environment. But there are distinct advantages when it comes to eating a healthy balanced diet. Organic foods contain more beneficial nutrients than processed food. Rich in antioxidants, organic food, opposed to conventionally grown food, offer natural benefits to people suffering from allergies, ill health, and an aversion to chemicals and preservatives. Many people who embrace organically grown food often find their symptoms lessen or go away completely
5) Life by the Water
Do you ever notice how being on a beach comes with a sense of peace and tranquility? There are interesting scientifically-proven benefits to spending time at the beach which include an increase in creative thinking, reduced anxiety, and a more mindful approach to life. Wallace J. Nichols PhD, author of ‘Blue Mind’ describes the ‘surprising science that shows how being near, in, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do.’
What are you waiting for? A natural lifestyle is waiting for you at McKinley Beach! Contact our sales team today to learn more.
* Source(s): wallacejnichols.org, realpurity.com, health.com, helpguide.org