Just Add Water: One Life Hack That Could Change Everything

July 14, 2016

There's just something about being near water that settles the soul and clears the mind - whether that means enjoying a picnic riverside, dipping your toes in the ocean as the tide comes in, or feeling the breeze on your skin as you boat on a breathtaking lake. But did you know that being near water actually has a significant impact on quality of life?

The Center for Health Design recently coined the term “blue space," used to describe this very impact. As you explore places to live, why wouldn't you choose a space with the guaranteed ability to improve your life?

Lower your stress level

Imagine waking up to a view overlooking miles of water and your eyes immediately getting lost in the rhythms of the lake. Medical research shows that simply looking at water decreases heart rate and blood pressure while boosting your mood and endorphin level. Walking out to your deck and enjoying the view is a prescription for calming your mind when life gets crazy.

Get in better shape

If mental well-being isn't enough for you, let's talk about the physical benefits. Research from the University of Edinburgh tells us that cortisol levels (what we know as the instigator of more fat and less muscle) are decreased as part of a physiological response to being near water. (So, does that count for hitting the gym?)

Lifestyle benefits

Some of your greatest family memories will quickly be made around the water - whether you're splashing near the shore, tubing behind a boat, or simply laughing around the table. Let living with the overlook of water become the backdrop for making those priceless memories that will last a lifetime!

So, what are you waiting for? Here's to improving mind, health, and lifestyle - a waterfront home on Lake Conroe may be the perfect next step in life for you and your family!