LakeYou’ve spent most of your life in the suburbs and dreamed about living closer to nature. Perhaps you’ve even considered buying land for sale before. Now is the perfect time to take the leap with The Preserve of Texas and purchase the home of your dreams in our 2,000 acre community outside of Houston. The 2,000 acres provide plenty of opportunities to get back to nature, fish, enjoy trails, and spend time in the sun. A plethora of studies have shown the benefits of spending time in nature, especially on a regular basis. Here are three proven benefits that you can experience from even just a little time in the natural environment.

Reduces Depression

A large number of Americans suffer from some level of depression. High levels of stress exist between managing work and a home life. A study publishing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health studied the effects of simply living near green spaces and found that individuals who lived in closer proximity to open spaces experienced substantially lowered levels of depression and anxiety.

Improves the Immune System

We all know spending time in the sun is beneficial for your overall health. Sunlight encourages production of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D behaves like a hormone and is critical in many bodily functions, including immune system function.

Increases Cognitive Function

Research done at the University of Michigan showed that even just a short walk among nature can boost memory retention by as much as 20 percent. Studies across the board agree that spending time in nature improves memory and overall cognitive function. If a short walk can boost memory by 20 percent imagine how much better you would feel by living closer to nature every day.