Benefits of Life Along the Waterfront - Orion

Benefits of Life Along the Waterfront

When we are looking for a place to live, a number of items should be considered.  Factors such as convenience, lifestyle and location top most people’s list.  Another consideration – living along the waterfront is not only scenic but can be good for your mind and body.

A USA Today article looks into the connection between water proximity and people’s happiness.  From the article:  Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, and safe, better workouts.

Outdoor Revival also addressed the subject in their article, “5 reasons why living near water benefits your health” stating:  living near water will give you the most natural and soothing melodies. While listening to relaxing noises of waves and the water lapping the shore, you will never feel more calm and relaxed.

Water can bring you to a calmer, more meditative state reports the Huffpost article “Why Water Makes Us Feel Calm”.  From the article: A recent study even showed that people who live near the ocean report feeling less stress and better health than those who don’t.

Now that we have highlighted the benefits, we thought we’d share some beautiful imagery that Instagram users have shared along the Oakland Waterfront.


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