While many young people – very young people – moved into the city just a few years ago, the trend has now been reversed. More and more people want to leave the city and go to the country. Not only because of the financial, but also because of the health aspects.

Life in the city can have a negative impact on both the physical and the mental well-being and it is hardly surprising that more and more people are moving to the country.

Read here why you should consider moving to the country and what health benefits this entails.

1) More privacy and tranquility

In the city, it is almost impossible to take a step outside and not stumble over there. While this can be quite fun and exciting (especially for the younger generation) for a while, this leads to increased stress levels in the body over a longer period of time: one is faster irritated, more aggressive and generally in a bad mood.

Add to that the noise of the cars and the exhaust fumes and you have the perfect mix for an unhappy, unhealthy life.

2) One feels more connected with nature

In the country you are generally not aroused by the noise of cars, airplanes or other people, but by the singing of the birds.

This has a soothing effect on the body and soul and so one feels generally more relaxed and not quite as stressed as in a city.

Furthermore, animals are more frequently in contact with animals in the pastures, whether in the pasture, in the forest or even in their own garden and also this contact with four-legged comrades can have a soothing and relaxing effect on us.

3) You can plant your own vegetables and fruit

Today, many people prefer organic food or controlled food. However, these products are often very expensive and those who live in an already expensive city often can not afford these foodstuffs and buy cheaper, chemical-shipped products.

Who lives in the country usually has enough space to grow his own vegetables or fruit. Here one can be sure that one knows which means were fed to the plants.

And if you do not like to have a garden, you will surely find enough people in the country to have fun with it and to give you something of the harvest or sell it cheaply.

4) Clean air

In the country there is not only less traffic, but also fewer factories and chimneys that pollute the air.

Therefore, if you want to keep clean air and keep your lungs healthy, you should leave the city as quickly as possible.

5) A quieter life

While in the city everything is fast and hectic, it is quiet in the countryside. Here time seems to stand still and you have more time for yourself, your family and friends and also for your friends.

The result is that one becomes a more balanced, happier man!