Health Benefits of Living the Lake Life

Living by the lake offers gorgeous lake views and the serene atmosphere. We often overlook the amazing health benefits that lakefront living has to offer such as… 

Added Relaxation

Lakefront properties are usually more secluded and offer more privacy than traditional inland single family homes. The peaceful seclusion is like a daily retreat for your body. The soothing sounds of the water lapping against the shore, along with the other sounds of nature, can even help people struggling with anxiety or depression. This is because living by the water creates a phenomenon called the “blue mind effect” which is reported to improve anxiety, stress, and mental wellness. The water’s soothing properties create a tranquil environment that lowers stress levels.

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Fresh Air

When you live on the lake, you are miles away from the city’s everyday pollutants. This means that you are breathing in fresher and cleaner air. Charged with healthy negative ions, lake air helps your body absorb oxygen, combat free radicals, and improve alertness. Negative ions also balance serotonin levels, which is a body chemical attributed to stress and mood. Breathing in fresh air has a plethora of benefits such as:

  • Balance your levels of serotonin, the chemical that lifts your mood 
  • Improve digestion
  • Clear your lungs
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve circulation
  • Help you be more alert
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Increased Immune Function

Stress is one of the biggest enemies of modern society and reducing your daily dose is a direct pathway to a healthier lifestyle. Lakefront living reduces stress by putting our bodies in a “rest and digest” mode, where you are in your most relaxed state. This peaceful state allows your body to focus on strengthening your immune system. This will help you fight off bacterial and viral infections… what else could be better during a global pandemic!

Promotes An Active Lifestyle

Living on a lake gives you unparalleled opportunities to get up and get moving through activities appropriate for everyone’s fitness levels! Whether you like to swim, kayak, take a hike on one of the lakeside trails, engage in a day of watersports, you are exercising! Living at a lakefront home with an active lifestyle has endless benefits such as:

  • Reducing the risk of heart failure
  • Strengthening bones and muscle
  • Reducing stress
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Increases energy levels
  • Results in better weight management
  • Improves memory and mood
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Longer Life!

Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy according to a study done by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In fact, the study found that people who engage in leisure-time physical activity can add as much as 4.5 years onto their life! 

With all of these amazing health benefits, it’s no wonder why people are contacting our lakefront specialists in flocks! I mean who wouldn’t want to live their healthiest life and happiest life on the lake?

Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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