With the move towards urbanisation and sky scrapers, many people are now starting to feel the urge to move away from a busy city life and towards a more peaceful country lifestyle.
Living in country New South Wales offers many benefits and advantages, and can bring improvements to wellbeing, both mentally and physically. Here are a few key benefits of living in the country.
A country lifestyle can create a sense of community. In the country, often the people you pass by on the road and in town are friends and neighbours. You have shared interests and lifestyles. This can differ to living in the city, where people you pass on the street are usually strangers who may or may not share similar interests and lifestyles.
In a shared and likeminded community, it’s much better to bring up children and keep family safe. Small country communities are generally more supportive and safer.
Secondly, living in the country is much better for your health. You breathe in cleaner air and you are also less exposed to pollutants and chemicals. This is especially important for children, who can be more sensitive to these chemicals.
Living in the country also encourages more outdoor activities and exercise. With more space to roam and play, there are plenty of opportunities to run and engage in active physical activity. This is in contrast to living in the city where physical activity is often constrained to indoors or a confined space.
In addition, being constantly surrounded by trees and open space is great for reducing stress, mental health, overall health and wellbeing.
It’s easy to see why country living continues to be a valuable lifestyle that attracts those in Australia and around the world.