How Living on a Lake Can Reduce Your Stress

Research has shown bodies of water, including lakes, seas and oceans and rivers, can have significant positive impacts on one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

These “blue spaces” as the article calls them, can reduce stress levels and increase feelings of happiness.

People who live close to lakes often experience a variety of these benefits benefits including the following:


hands forming a heart shape around sunset in the distance

Unlike noisy, overpopulated, and polluted cities, lakeside properties are generally more secluded and properly maintained to promote remoteness and privacy.

This is a great advantage for people who prefer to keep to themselves or are looking for a nice place to which they can retreat after a long day at work.

This privacy also often means homes are away from noisy highways and nosey neighbors.


Waking up and seeing a magnificent view is sure to please any home owner, but nothing quite parallels the breathtaking view of a sunsrise over the lake.

The sound of water flowing or lapping against the shoreline is soothing, and is commonly used in mental health clinics and on sound machines for aiding sleep.

Unwind in the evening with a peaceful, colorful sunset and the tranquil sounds of crickets singing and fish rolling on the water.

Fun & Entertainment

The lake practically screams excitement.

With so many activities to choose from, from boating and fishing, to swimming and skiing, the lake is the perfect spot for some summertime fun.

Having guests over for entertaining is better at the lake too!

Many lake homes have giant decks, pools, or docks designed to accommodate large parties and are great for holiday celebrations and cookouts.

Health & Fitness

In addition to benefits mentioned above, living on the lake also gives you the opportunity to focus on your fitness.

By living on the lake you will most likely have easy access to activities such as canoeing, paddle boarding, biking, swimming, or hiking, which are all fun but also great cardiovascular workouts.


Lake living comes with many built-in benefits that can positively impact your mental and physical health and is a great way to reduce your stress levels. For more ways the lake can benefit you, check out our article about the healing affects of water therapy!


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