If you’re feeling overwhelmed, tired, unhappy, you might want to learn about why moving to the countryside can be better for your health and happiness. Read on…
The potential benefits of moving from the city to the country are numerous. Science has proven that living in the country reduces stress and augments healthier life due to the multiplicity of healthy and organic foods.
Country life has multiple mental and physical health benefits, thus contributing to an increased lifespan.
Following the break of the coronavirus in 2020, more Americans are continuing to move from the city to the country in a bid to save money, reduce stress, and minimize social contact.
As you might know, I am a recovered stress sufferer. I truly know what it’s like to try to manage uncomfortable emotions during challenging times.
I love sharing insights and strategies to help people stay calm, relaxed, healthy, happy – especially in tough times.
With this in mind I put together this quick guide all about why moving to the countryside can be good for your health.
City life entails excessive commotion, hustle, and bustle. People wake up earlier to beat traffic jams and do their work on time. Others are stuck in traffic and reach home late. Consequently, they end up sleeping late, waking up early and being exposed to noise pollution.
Comparatively, life in the countryside, especially in rural areas, is much simpler.
One good example is the state of Texas. In recent months, thousands moved to the Lone Star state from big cities like Los Angeles and New York in hopes to lead a healthier, calmer, and happier life.
For instance, in Dripping Springs ranches have become very popular with buyers, which is where many found their “new beginning” away from the chaotic city life.
Since industrialization, the air quality in the world has continued to diminish significantly. The phenomenon is much worse in the city, where industries deposit toxic fumes in the air.
Furthermore, the tall and crammed buildings mean that air does not correctly circulate to remove the poisonous air and replace it with cleaner air.
On the contrary, the air in the country is much cleaner due to fewer airborne pollutants. Also, the abundant trees filter dirty air leaving the country clean.
In the city, the vast population means far more people per square inch of space than in the country. More people are moving into the city and away from the rural areas, meaning that the country is becoming more spacious while the town is more crowded.
Less space translates to less privacy.
Furthermore, renting a larger space for people who value space and privacy is much cheaper and affordable in the country compared to the city.
Living in the city is more expensive than in the country. People pay more for similar products in the city. For instance, house rent is higher in the city than in the country for the same space. Two, healthier and organic foods are readily available in the country than in the town and at a much lower price.
Country food is organic, while city food, specifically fast food, contains body-harming ingredients like excess sugar. Living in the country means having access to quality foods quickly and at lower prices, reducing the risk of acquiring food-linked diseases like obesity, cancer, and others.
Living in the country means interacting with nature on a physical level. People can only walk to some places and must do specific jobs by themselves in the ranch.
Living in a ranch means engaging in physical activities everyday, unlike the city where most jobs are done from a stationary position.
Additionally, country life allows people to interact and connect with nature during their work and in their evening run, which brings relaxation and lessens stress.
Living in the country brings less crime. Rural areas, unlike the city, are more blissful due to their safety. Although crime still exists, it is far less compared to the town. Documentaries have shown how people walk long distances in the country without the concern of their safety, something which cannot be said of the city.
Overall, the health and mental benefits of living in the country are more significant than living in the city. The flexible working hours and routine, the safety, privacy and space, availability of healthier organic foods, amongst other things, are vital for healthy living. If anyone can work from the country, they should because of the benefits.