Travel

Study Shows a Rural Staycation Does You More Good Than You Think

Take a break from city life and spend time with nature.
IMAGE SHUTTERSTOCK
Comments

One of the best things about living in the Philippines is how easy it is to leave the city and be one with nature without traveling too far. You can literally just drive out and be on a beach, mountain, or lake in a few hours.

That said, we do tend to take nature for granted. And, things have to change because science says rural staycations does us all more good than we all think. In fact, it can boost our health in more ways than one.

According to a study by the University of East Anglia, spending time outside has several benefits—thanks to the absence of noise pollution.

Urban noise pollution have been associated with increased symptoms of depressive symptoms and, of course, stress. The biggest ones being that it reduces the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure.

"We hope that this research will inspire people to get outside more and feel the health benefits for themselves," says lead author Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett. "Hopefully our results will encourage policymakers and town planners to invest in the creation, regeneration, and maintenance of parks and greenspaces, particularly in urban residential areas and deprived communities that could benefit the most."

h/t: Men's Health UK

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Discover the best of culture, business, and style from Esquire Philippines. Visit Quento for more stories and subscribe to our YouTube channel for new videos. 

Comments
View More Articles About:
More Videos You Can Watch
About The Author
Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
View Other Articles From Paolo
Latest Feed
Load More Articles
Connect With Us