6 health benefits of living in a country side

A stress-free environment: The urban kind of living requires one to work continuously without giving a pause. It holds no space for people who would want… Melisa Silver - March 7, 2016


  1. A stress-free environment:

The urban kind of living requires one to work continuously without giving a pause. It holds no space for people who would want to go slow with their lives or would want to take a break. However, the case is totally the opposite when it comes to life in a country side. Living in a rural area makes you the king of your own living, where you can work and rest according to your needs and abilities.

Lesser amount of stress directly correlates to lesser amount of diseases and a better health standard.


2. Fresh air:

Of the things that are going extinct in today’s world, count in fresh air amongst the top most ones. One cannot expect to breathe in fresh air when living in a city, where the hustle bustle of vehicles and the heavy traffic has made it difficult for the humans to breathe normally. Polluted air has created several lung hazards, most of which are incurable. However, the country side is free from such hysterics.


3. Fresh food:

If you are asked to pick from genetically engineered foods and those that are grown by natural means, what will you go for? Of course, you will never consume artificially produced foods in the presence of natural ones. But what if you are provided with the engineered ones only? This is what happens most of the times in a city, where food shortage is met by adding up engineered foods. However, you can expect none of this in a country side, where almost every person gets the chance to eat naturally grown foods all the time.


4. Privacy:

A city where people are packed together, where buildings are positioned in much proximity to each other, where there is no room to reside separately, privacy gets highly interrupted. Country side is devoid of such an undesirable situation. Here you can expect enough space to build up your house, and there shall be nothing impeding your tranquility. In a city, you can even expect roads just in front of your house, which is enough to blow up your peace by the virtue of the heavy noise of its traffic. None of this happens when you dwell in a country side.

Privacy is essential to provide human mind a sense of tranquility. It is also important to allow the mind some time to heal from the damages caused due to stress.


5. Safety:

Lets be honest. How much can you rely upon the safety conditions of the city where you are currently living in? On a scale of 10, where do you think you can rank a city life’s safety conditions? We all inevitably accept the fact that the rate of crimes are much lower in a country side, and hence, safety measures are much more appropriate in such areas. One would automatically feel relived knowing that they live in a place where crime reporting is sparse. This gives the mind a sense of security and peace, which will clear away unwanted stress.


6. Closer to the nature:

Although not everyone is a nature-loving person, but even the most materialistic person would feel relaxed in a natural environment that is covered with greenery, smells green, and sounds chirpy. The least rustic person would also support the idea of taking a break in a country side, isn’t it so? Research has revealed that such natural and green surroundings provides peace to human mind, which is quite essential to boost human health.

Ask yourself, what would you prefer? The sudden “whoooosh” sound of a vehicle passing by on the road, or the soft continuous sound of chirping of birds in the air?