Life in the countryside is much more relaxed and less stressful that in the city, the air is purer and our quality of life improves considerably
In recent years, the trend have being that young people leave small towns to go to big cities. This is starting to change, at least, the exodus is not so massive as it was time ago.
There are several reasons that explains this change, economic, family factors, etc., but one of the most important element, is that we are aware of our health and the benefits it can bring to our life if we live at the country side or in a small town.
Benefits of living in the countryside:
- The pure fresh air. In any city, doesn’t matter how small the city is, thousands of cars and the streets filled with towering buildings make the contamination to be breathed by people. A simple gesture such as raising our eyes when we are stopped at a traffic light will give us an idea of what there is in our lungs: starting from which height you can see more or less white blinds? Probably not from below the 4th or 5th floor blinds will be black due to pollution. Imagine our lungs. People who live in the countryside have fewer respiratory problems.
- Live without rushing. The frenetic atmosphere of the city takes us to walk and move in a hurry, even if we don’t are in a hurry. We don’t know anybody who is walking along us and we live outside our surrounding. Live in the countryside significantly reduces our stress level.
- Sleep in peace, no sounds, no lights coming through the window. In the city, the activity never stops, there is a moment of peace. In the field, at night we will sleep in complete silence and this makes our sleep much more restful we will also rest more and better.
- Open spaces, landscapes, etc. in rural areas invite us to practice exercise. In a city if we have the chance to live near a park, we will have to go to a gym, what it can make it sometimes a bit too tedious. In the countryside, it is much more accessible.
- Our food will be much more healthy and natural, either because we decided to grow our own fruit and vegetables or because we buy them from people who cultivate them.
There are many others advantages, but these are perhaps the most notable.
It is also true that we can find some disadvantages of living in the countryside, as the remoteness of some services / amenities and the greater reliance on vehicle itself, but surely all this compensates it the tranquility, peace and health that provides us with rural life.