Recent research by Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and author of the book Blue Mind, explores the benefits for humans related to living near water.
Nichols believes that just being near a natural body of water such as an ocean, lake or river has cognitive and emotional benefits for humans. His book takes a scientific approach to try and understand why this connection exists.
According to Nichols, proximity to water floods the human brain with the feel-good hormones dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, while stress hormones like cortisol decrease. Water increases the brain’s ability to focus and Nichols believes that the human connection to water runs deep.
If you are in the market for a new home, one near water could be exactly what you need to de-stress and feel good after a hard day’s work. Richfield Lifestyle Estate offers luxurious four-bedroom riverside townhouses, which each features a modern upmarket design committed to a good flow of space with natural cross ventilation and a modern clean-line kitchen.
For the times when you want to take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding you, these townhouses offer a private garden as well as covered and uncovered patios. Peace, quiet and tranquility will follow you inside as all four bedrooms are en-suite, which means no more fighting for use of the bathroom.
If that’s not enough, you can unwind in the pyjama lounge, kick back in the living room or enjoy a feel-good movie with family and friends in the TV room. Richfield Lifestyle Estate’s four-bedroom riverside townhouses are the perfect retreat from the rat race of the city.