We know that natural light and the outdoors are great for overall health, but did you know that the benefits are specific and measurable? Vitamin D that your body makes from natural sunlight is crucial to fight depression, improve sleeping habits, and keep a number of inflammatory diseases at bay. And the best part? Every bit of sunlight counts, whether you get it indoors or out.
That’s why at Mason Flats, we design our townhomes in East Atlanta with large, double-hung, energy-efficient windows and French doors that allow for maximum sunlight and fresh air flow. Biophilic design, as it is called, encourages the use of natural elements such as plants, water, air and sunlight inside of spaces to improve quality of life. We keep this design philosophy top-of-mind as we create homes for our residents to be healthy, happy and thrive.
Not only are the interiors of our modern townhomes open, airy and bright, we make sure you have access to beautiful, safe outdoor spaces, too. Multiple studies suggest that time spent outdoors improves physical, mental and social well-being.
At Mason Flats, we understand the importance of nature and access to the great outdoors. Our community features shared outdoor living spaces plus private patios to enjoy when it’s time to relax, unwind, or share cozy moments with friends and family. Our homeowners enjoy plenty of benefits from their time spent outdoors!
- Physical benefits. Even a light activity like walking is good for strengthening muscles, and the cardiovascular system. Spending time outdoors can lower the inflammation levels associated with hypertension, autoimmune diseases, and depression. From Mason Flats, you have access to some of Atlanta’s most beautiful outdoor and green spaces, such as the Beltline, Grant Park, and Brownwood Park. Plus, East Atlanta Village is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city!
- Mental benefits. Physical activity that takes place in a natural setting increases cognitive function and has a restorative effect overall (hello, remote workers!). Thirty minutes or more of walking, biking, tending to the community garden, or even just looking up at the trees from your private patio, can have a significant effect on moods, stress levels, and mental health.
- Socialization benefits. Social encounters that occur during physical activity have a positive effect as well. They create a sense of community, and lessen any feeling of isolation. Running or biking in groups, doing a yoga class in the park, or even joining a game of pick-up volleyball are all great for exercising the mind and body, while providing vital interpersonal connections.
Residents of Mason Flats enjoy all of these advantages, plus so many others. With a focus on healthy spaces — both indoors and out — Mason Flats’ townhomes are naturally designed to improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment to visit today.