Back to nature: healthy green spaces for over 50’s

The uplifting feeling you get when you’re close to nature can be difficult to describe. But now there’s proof that spending time outside can have significant health benefits.


A UK university study of more than 20 countries found that “spending time in, or living close to, natural green spaces is associated with diverse and significant health benefits.”


Exposure to green spaces reduces our risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease according to the research.


The researchers believe that health benefits related to living near open green space, urban parks or street greenery may be related to increased physical activity and socialising as well as exposure to immune-boosting bacteria.


There are plenty of opportunities to get outside at Nature’s Edge Buderim over 50’s lifestyle village. Nestled in the Buderim foothills, homes have been designed to maximise the natural rainforest setting with all homes including an alfresco dining area.


Nature’s Edge Buderim residents enjoy award-winning landscaping and outdoor spaces as well as a vibrant social scene. Getting active is easy with a $5 million Leisure Centre precinct featuring a tennis court, bowling green, swimming pool, parks and walking trail.


Resident Trish Jordan says “We love our home, the rainforest setting and the people. Walking down the street can take an hour because there are so many people to say hello to!”


Call one of our lifestyle advisers on 1800 218 898 or email to arrange a personalised tour.

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