A variety of lifestyle conditions come together to make country living less healthy. For example, deaths from traffic accidents are more common in rural areas, not just because speed limits are higher. In the country, the average emergency medical response to an accident is 18 minutes compared with 10 minutes in urban areas. Of course, country living has some advantages. Children who grow up on farms tend to have less asthma and fewer allergies and autoimmune disorders than city kids. But people who move from a city environment to the country or vice versa generally bring their health habits with them.
A recent Wall Street Journal article mentioned Leigh Young grew up on a tiny farm in rural Michigan, eating only what her family grew or slaughtered. Ms. Young, 55, now lives in urban Grand Rapids, where she says she isn’t tempted by soda, chocolate or processed food. Her upbringing “made me far more aware of what I put into my body,” she says.
Many city centers are witnessing this new trend first hand – Farmers markets and health-food stores have squeezed out the doughnut shops. City dwellers are eating organic, walking more, staying highly social and working out both indoors and out in dynamic urban parks and recreational centers.
San Antonio’s Downtown is an excellent example of today’s healthy living trends. Hemisfair Park and the RiverWalk have become workout centers for biking, jogging, meditating and gathering with friends and neighbors. Cultural activities keep residents socially engaged and minds active with numerous museums, galleries, concerts and theater performances. Cars are parked and people are out walking to trendy restaurants focused on healthier offerings for the sophisticated palette rather than the traditional tex mex oversized portions.
For Residents of The Atleza, the rooftop pool deck and entertainment area provide a unique opportunity for decompressing while overlooking the city center. The Grand Hyatt StayFit® Gym is a world-class facility offering residents a convenient indoor workout option regardless of the weather outside.
City living has become extremely popular with the Baby Boomer market who values time and experiences more than anything else. The luxury condominium’s 24/7 concierge services and pet-friendly environment are appreciated by Alteza residents who are often traveling, working or just enjoying the downtown activities.
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