In the last year there have been many conversations about mental health and wellness and the long term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we solidly settle into 2021, the real estate market is shifting as people choose to live somewhere because of lifestyle and health, rather than selecting a new home based on job prospects and other factors.
Sun Peaks Resort is proving to be the location of choice for many who are looking to escape the urban pressures that are contributing to anxiety, stress and depression. Research shows city living comes with a 40 per cent increased risk of depression and residents are 20 per cent more likely to suffer from anxiety.
With that…welcome to your mental health escape. No matter what type of property you’re looking for, simply the act of living in a place like Sun Peaks will work wonders for your mental health. Here are just a few of our top picks.
1. You’re surrounded by trees. Feeling stressed? Head outside and go for a walk out towards McGillivray Lake or even simply around the golf course. Australian researchers have highlighted a direct link to good tree canopy cover with a 30 per cent reduction in the likelihood of developing psychological stress.
2. Built-in physical activity. Move away from scheduling your workouts and gym time. Instead by simply embracing the Sun Peaks lifestyle, you’ll find yourself getting plenty of exercise. Physical activity has a direct correlation with your mental health. More time outside moving and you’ll feel more positive, inspired and ready to tackle the day.
3. Community spirit. There is a sense of belonging at Sun Peaks and while the population grows every winter season, there remains a core group of residents who are year-round locals. This group brings with it an undeniable community strength that fuels both the foundation of Sun Peaks and the mental health of everyone in it.
The difficulties of the year aren’t over; however, what’s becoming so clear to many is that location matters. Where you live matters. How you live matters.
We challenge you to choose lifestyle, health and wellness when you’re considering real estate options.
To learn more about relocating to Sun Peaks, we invite you to reach out for a virtual conversation to meet our real estate team and look at available properties!