Resident Health

Marcus Hiles: Exercise Good For More Than Weight Loss

Viewed by many only as simply a tool for weight loss, regular physical activity plays an essential role in minimizing the risk of heart disease, avoiding injuries, maintaining mental well-being, staying fit, and living longer lives, notes Marcus Hiles. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), consistent physical activity is imperative in warding off heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2-diabetes, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, and multiple forms of cancer in people of all ages, including children. Research conducted by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine shows that living an active lifestyle can add up to five years onto life expectancy, while The Lancet’s studies showcase the mental and social benefits, including, “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness.”

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Marcus Hiles On Renters’ Preferences For Healthy Living

Marcus Hiles encourages prospective renters to choose aprtments with on-site footpaths, explaining that peopel who take advantage of even mild exercising on the paths will enjoy better lives. A 2008 study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine provides evidence, suggesting that people who live near natural areas tend to have a lower risk of obesity; and a 2010 study by Social Science and Medicine concluded that people who reside near larger amounts of open space were more relaxed than others who spent less time outdoors. Hiles is a strong supporter of community building, and says that beyond their ability to reduce energy costs and foster active lifestyles, trails also promote a sense of closeness among residents, with pathways encouraging spontaneous meetings and interactions. Environmental, practical and sustainable, a series of walking trails are an amenity no rental development should be without.

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