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Being outdoors in Brunswick

By Jamil Allouche

If you have a family and are buying property in Brunswick, it might be worth keeping an eye on not just the interior, but what's outside as well. We're talking about lawns and backyards, as well as parks in the local area, as they can all help encourage your family to spend time outdoors.

There are critical health benefits associated with being outside. Let's take a look at a few of these:

Out in the sun

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, obesity is a real problem in Australia. One in four children are overweight while among adults, this rises to two in every three individuals. As this statistic is forecast to rise, ensuring your property has a yard or is simply close to parks and recreational spaces is a great step to help make sure that neither you nor your child is a victim to obesity, which can lead to a large range of heart-related diseases.

The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) also mentions that spending time in the sun raises vitamin D levels, which can help to fight off a host of health issues, while also reducing the progression of myopia (or short-sightedness).

Peace of mind

The NWF says that there are a number of mental health benefits with being outdoors. For instance, research reveals that just by seeing green spaces for a few minutes, children's stress levels fall, which can help combat traces of anxiety or depression. Furthermore, being exposed to natural environments has been known to effectively reduce ADHD symptoms.

With so many benefits around being near green environments, you may just want your real estate in Brunswick to have a garden or be near one of the many great parks in the area.

Get in touch with Ray White Brunswick to see how we can assist you in the process.

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