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Living on the Water Can Do Wonders for Your Health

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Living near the water is the dream of many. What could be better than waking up to the bright sunshine and going to bed with the sound of water lapping on the shore near your home? Don't let this just be a dream of yours -- invest in a condo on the Elizabeth River! Living in a waterfront community can actually bring many different health benefits. Interested? Read on to find out more.

Sunshine and happiness
Simply sitting next to sunshine will produce an ample amount of Vitamin D within your body, which is great in aiding with the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D occurs naturally in only a few foods, so if you are concerned about bone health, move somewhere sunny! Not only that, but one study found that people who were exposed to 46% more sunlight after surgery used 22% less pain medication per hour, so with this in mind, the sun can help you produce an amazing amount of endorphins at all times.

Stress relief and increased immune function
Salt air is charged with negative ions. When inhaled, negative ions are able to help your body absorb oxygen, breathe deeper, improve alertness, and remove free radicals from your system. They also go on to help your body balance your serotonin levels, which is the hormone that boosts your mood and reduces stress.

Plus, when your levels of stress decrease, your immune system function increases. This means that you will be able to fight off sickness easier. 

Ever fall asleep incredibly easily after a day at the beach? This is why! Just imagine what it could be like living in a condo on the water in a waterfront community. Pure bliss, every day!

Activity level
Living on the waterfront will encourage physical activity, which of course leads to a healthier lifestyle in the long run. After all, who wouldn't want to start their morning every day with a nice run through The Preserve? When living in a waterfront townhouse, you won't have any excuse not to exercise!

Do these benefits sound like something you would like to experience? Come and talk to our waterfront Condominium professionals today and tour our Waterside Series!