June 4, 2019
The sound of waves lapping at the shore. The cry of seagulls circling overhead. The sun dancing on the water, the sand tickling the bottom of your feet and toes. Who wouldn’t want to live near water? And there’s more than just the sheer enjoyment of a lakeside habitat – it’s actually good for your body, mind and spirit. Here are three compelling reasons why water-adjacent living isn’t just a dream for people who on the East or West Coast. Life at the Lake can be a reality for you!
Water releases negatively charged ions into the air, which not only freshens the air you breathe, but improves your body’s capacity to absorb oxygen – boosting serotonin levels and enhancing alertness.
Sunshine and Vitamin D
Living near a lake practically guarantees that you’ll visit it lots more than you would otherwise, and spending time in the sun provides essential vitamin D. Did you know that regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D? To maintain healthy blood levels, aim t get 10 to 30 minutes of midday (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) sunlight several times a week. Doctors call it sensible sun exposure and how long you stay in the sun depends on how sensitive your skin is to sunlight. And don’t forget – no matter how fast you tan –apply plenty of sunscreen. It lets the vitamin D in and keeps the harmful UV rays out!
Being around water makes us feel calmer and more creative. There’s a reason people go to the beach to relax and unplug from the weekday rat race and the stress of appointments and deadlines, classes and meetings. It’s called Blue Mind Science and researchers increasingly find that people who live near the water report feeling an improved sense of physical health and well-being. Water is considered the elixir and source of life – our bodies are 70 percent water, the Earth’s surface is 70 percent water and our heart sand brains are 70 percent water.
Noticing a pattern? The “mere sight and sound of water can induce a flood of neurochemicals that promote wellness, increase blood flow to the brain and heart and induce relaxation,” according to Blue Mind author Wallace Nichols. And if you can’t live by the sea, Southshore is the next best thing – especially in a land-locked state 2000 miles from the nearest ocean!
Since exposure to fresh air and the nearness of water help your mind and body relax, you’re likely to get a better night’s sleep when you’ve been spending time at the water’s edge. We mentioned the sounds of water, waves lapping at the shoreline – there’s a reason why people choose to invest in sound machines to listen to the sounds of rain, flowing rivers, ocean waves – the beneficial noises help foster good quality uninterrupted sleep, all night long.
Even aquariums deliver health benefits, providing an oasis of calm and relaxation — reducing blood pressure and heart rates!
Living Lakeside at Southshore
With 800 acres of water a short bike ride away from the master-planned community of Southshore, you have access to a summer full of water sports and activities to boost your health and well-being! Life at the Lake in Southshore is convenient to downtown Denver and the Tech Center, as well as nearby dining, shopping and entertainment. Come by and explore the stunning model homes from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, and priced between the $400s and the $700s.