Ways to Make City Life Healthier for You
There are several reasons that bring people to live in a big city such as Toronto, Markham, and Mississauga - bigger career opportunities, better jobs, cultural immersion, higher education or a more dynamic lifestyle. But, when people want to strive for a healthier way of living, they usually go the other way – away from the noisy, fast and the dynamic city beat. But, before you head out, here are ways to make city living healthier for you and your family.
Walk the neighbourhood
With all amenities and establishments nearby, you can forget about driving in downtown Toronto. Are there shopping malls and supermarkets nearby? Is there a coffee shop or pastry stall near you? You can walk to work, to the farmer’s market, and your children to their schools. If you need to be somewhere farther, you can also use a bike to get you from one point to another.
Sweat it out
The city lifestyle offers a lot of opportunities to exercise. Aside from miles and miles of joggers’ paths, bike lanes and parks, there are also various sports centres and establishments that cater to your active lifestyle. Go wall climbing, play ball, ski, skate, swim or pump iron any day of the year with indoor facilities. Enrol in a fitness class, yoga or dance class. Most of the city condos feature indoor pools, gym facilities and wellness centres, so you can keep fit without leaving home or spending extra.
Gardening doesn’t seem to fit with the city lifestyle. But, many condominiums now offer its residents the opportunity to garden. Make use of your balcony to grow your herb garden and even some vegetables. Bringing in indoor plants will purify and help eliminate the harmful toxins in the air.
Have fun in the park
There are many lovely parks in the city where you can stroll or bike around, jog, run and exercise. On a good warm day, you can sit down and relax, people watch, read, or simply be quiet as you listen to your favourite playlist. You can also get active with kids or your dog.
Watch what you eat
The city offers endless food choices to its residents. You can easily access fresh and wholesome food. There’s famous markets such as The St Lawrence Market where you can buy fruits, veggies, meat and other organic farm products. You will also have endless dining options – there’s sure to be a healthy deli, a vegan restaurant or an organic food mart nearby.
Spend time with your friends. You will never run out of healthy activities and options. You can enjoy lunch or dinner, hunt for good bargains around the city, enjoy a relaxing coffee, watch a movie or a play, hike around the city, indulge in a spa, engage in a game of racquetball, visit museums and simply do things together. Time spent with friends is a sure way to distress and get a few good laughs to brighten your day.
Get the best Health Care
The best medical and health facilities are in the city. The best doctors are also where they are most needed, in the city where people converge. Living in urban areas gives you quick and easy accessibility to the best healthcare and complete facilities you could possibly need.