4 healthy reasons to choose a property in the heart of nature in Rio de Janeiro
19 October 2019
While more than half of humanity now lives in cities, there is a growing desire among citizens to return to live as close as possible to nature.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest economic city, is home to about six million cariocas, thousands of cars and buses that travel every day, skyscrapers, but it is also the city where ciment and nature are spectacularly intermingled, for the greater good of its inhabitants.
The city is home to magnificent natural sites such as fine sandy beaches, salt water lagoons, hills of imposing beauty, the Tijuca forest and the botanical garden where you can hear birds singing, incredible sunsets to enjoy while sipping a caïpirinha....
Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly one of the greenest big cities in the world and the benefits of this proximity to nature are many.
Let's go with 4 healthy reasons to choose a property close to nature, in Rio de Janeiro.
1) Immersion in nature makes it more creative
According to a study, walking in the wild, away from technology, stimulates the brain and especially the part related to creativity. During their experiment, the researchers sent 56 volunteers for a trekking tour of regions that are full of natural landscapes for few days. When they returned, a comparative test on a neutral sample was carried out and the results of the study indicate an improvement of nearly 50% in their creative skills for the group that had been in contact of nature.
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2) Nature has a direct effect on stress and contributes to your happiness
A research suggests the development of greater serenity and reduced stress for people in symbiosis with nature. In their experiment, the researchers noticed that when the candidates were in the forest (vs. in the city), they had a statistically lower pulse rate, blood pressure and cortisol level.
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3) Nature stimulates your immune system
Researchers recommend shinrin-yoku literally "forest baths" as a preventive alternative medicine. Indeed, trees and plants secrete molecules called phytoncids that have benefits on the human body. According to them, the simple fact of breathing fresh air from nature would lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduces the production of stress hormones and improves the immune system by stimulating it.
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4) regular contact with nature prevents the effects of aging
Want to age gracefully? Going out for a walk in the wild can be the key. One study showed that 70-year-old participants who spent time outdoors every day experienced less common age-related pain (bone pain, insomnia) at 77 years of age than those who did not.
Don't wait to change your life by getting closer to nature, your whole body will be grateful to you!