Many benefits come with moving away from the concrete jungles that make up cities and moving to live closer to nature. Some of the benefits of living closer to nature are as follows.
Pollution has several health implications that could lead to death. Staying in the cities exposes you to noise, air and water pollution. These make life uncomfortable to live, and can even cause diseases such as infections in the lungs for air pollution, and deafness for noise pollution. Nature provides a clean environment that is not polluted.
The reason why most people become obese is because of the readily available fast food and limited access to fresh food. Living closer to nature allows you to eat food fresh from the source. You are also not as close to the fast foods that ultimately end up causing heart diseases and other cardiovascular conditions like stroke and diabetes.
Get to Appreciate Nature
One of the reasons why most people feel far removed from talks about environmental conservation is the fact that most of them have never interacted with nature such as the flora and fauna that makes the world beautiful and sustainable. If you live closer to nature, you get to see first hand how it benefits the community, and this will make you more likely to start championing environmental causes.
Good Mental Health
A study by Harvard University (Data analysed between 2008 and 2010) found that people who lived closer to nature tend to live longer and have a stable mental health. This could be because of the fresh air and calming effect that nature has. Sometimes, all you need to stop your anxiety is to step away from the hooting vehicles in the city traffic and listen to the gentle sway of the trees and of the sound of the ocean lapping on the sands.