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The Reasons Why You Should Live Near Water

So You Want To Live Near Water?

The benefits of spending time in water are well documented, as are the ways in which simply living near water is good for you. New studies are showing that spending time in and around water has positive impacts on both cognitive and physical health. Just to see and hear water can reduce cortisol levels, provide a burst of feel-good hormones, and boost blood flow.

According to marine biologist Wallace Nichols, “People can experience the benefits of the water whether they’re near the ocean, a lake, river, swimming pool or even listening to the soothing sound of a fountain.” Even just focusing on an image of water can induce its effects.

The benefits of living near water are significant enough that the EU created the Blue Health 2020 initiative to study how water affects the body and mind. The aim is to invest in the waterways of European cities to draw more people.

Most major cities are on water of some kind—that’s how they became major cities. Nichols also asserts that, Continue reading