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Living In South Harbor Can Help Extend Your Life!

Nature abounds at South Harbor. In fact, 60% of the homes in South Harbor will overlook preserved woodlands and natural areas. And, did you know that scientists are saying that living among the nature and trees can extend your life?

As people spend more time indoors, a mountain of scientific research says spending time in nature is critical to health and increases longevity. That means being in fresh air, in nature and away from cars and concrete—on a regular basis. “There’s an urgent need emerging in science and at the gut level to increase the nature experience. This field is just exploding,” says Gretchen Daily, a professor of environmental science at Stanford University. The benefits have been clear to scientists for some time.

The recent Covid pandemic took a physical and emotional toll on many of us, especially in urban areas with little green space. This has galvanized doctors, researchers and others to tap into nature’s therapeutic effects. Spending time in the woods—a practice the Japanese call “forest bathing”—is strongly linked to lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones and decreased anxiety, depression and fatigue.

Just one more way living in South Harbor is good for you and your wellness!