The benefits of living in an apartment overlooking the Nature Reserve of Gibraltar
It has been proven that having a home with a good view improves our quality of life. It does us a lot of good to have a home where we feel really comfortable, as it facilitates the improvement of our performance, enhances our social skills, and increases our sense of happiness. But when we talk about “good views”, what exactly do we mean, and what kind of benefits does it bring us?
A study conducted in 2020 concluded that people who live in populations at sea level have better heart rates and greater control of the hormonal axis. And the fact is that living on the coast is very positive: UNESCO never tires of recommending the so-called “Mediterranean lifestyle”. One of the pillars of this lifestyle is contact with nature.
Benefits of living in a place with good views
- Reduces stress. When we leave areas that concentrate a lot of activity our stress and brain activity relaxes and this is beneficial for our nervous system.
- Increases our serotonin. It has been proven that serotonin levels are increased in homes with height, overlooking a nature reserve.
- Improve our metabolism. It is said that our stomach is the second brain, and both are connected because when we are stressed we often suffer from gastrointestinal problems.
- Stabilizes our blood pressure. Doing physical activity improves our condition. That is why it is advisable to exercise at least 3 times a week.
Living near a nature reserve is a dream for many people but it is not always a viable option, since our lifestyle demands us to live close to our work, in the busy city, if we do not want to spend hours commuting. However, in Gibraltar, it is possible to live in a home overlooking the Gibraltar Nature Reserve and at the same time enjoy all the amenities that the city has to offer.
Generally speaking, having a good view from your home has the following pros:
Incite exercise and improve your physical health.
Living close to nature increases the chances that we will do some physical activity because a pleasant space motivates us to go out and exercise.
Improves quality of life
The possibilities you have to enjoy your free time are multiplied. You can spend more time with your family, and children can play and be in contact with nature.
Improve your mental health
It is no secret that the chaos, pollution, and hustle and bustle of today’s cities lead people to high levels of anxiety, stress, and even depression. Faced with this situation, there have been several research studies that show that people who live in homes overlooking natural landscapes seem to have an easier time dealing with stress.
For example, a study conducted with a sample of 341 participants on long-term aging, with volunteers aged 61 to 82 years, showed that one of the variables shared by those who said they were calmer and less stressed as those who lived less than 1 km from a wooded area.
Better air quality
We all know that forests pump out the oxygen we need to live and absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale (or emit). But did you know that a single leafy tree is enough to produce the oxygen that 10 people breathe in a year? That’s why, when you live near a nature reserve, you feel like you’re breathing purer and better.
Living in Grand Ocean Plaza, Gibraltar
Grand Ocean Plaza in Gibraltar, is a modern residential complex offering amenities such as swimming pools and Jacuzzis. It is only 1 km from Moorish Castle and its breathtaking views, which are located in the Nature Reserve.
CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR has at your disposal a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with spectacular views of the Rock.
The property is being offered for sale in excellent condition throughout and is being sold on a partly furnished basis.
The spacious open-plan living-dining room is perfectly complimented by a fully fitted quality kitchen with a breakfast bar. This apartment comes with an allocated car parking space.
Viewing is highly recommended.