How Time Outdoors Can Improve Mental Health | Parmer Ranch | Georgetown Texas

How Time Outdoors Can Improve Mental Health

As it turns out, being outside communing with nature is good for your mind and body. Whether you’re walking, playing, or simply sitting in the fresh air surrounded by greenery, being outdoors improves your quality of life.


Benefits of Spending Time Outside

According to recent studies by several scientific groups, spending time outdoors reaps mental health benefits such as improved attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders, and increased empathy and cooperation. Experiencing nature also may provide relief for short-term and chronic mental illness.

Researchers also pinpointed the amount of time you need outside to feel healthy and have a strong sense of well-being: 120 minutes per week. Just two hours a week all at once or spaced out will help you lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels (the ones that control the fight or flight response), enhance your ability to fight off illness, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve your overall mood.

Time in nature also benefits those with depression, attention deficit disorders, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. Stress relief helps decrease the effects of those conditions and brightens moods. The longer study participants stayed outside, the less stress they exhibited.


Parmer Ranch Resident-Exclusive Outdoor Amenities

Research shows that conserving nature spaces in communities to provide outdoor recreation has benefits for overall health and well-being. Parmer Ranch in the Texas Hill Country in Georgetown has carefully thought-out open spaces and amenities to reflect this.

You can immerse yourself in nature daily when you live in a Parmer Ranch home. Choosing a new home at Parmer Ranch gives you many green space options. Enjoy the 10-acre park with open space, zip line, Gaga ball pit, Dino Dig sandpit, playground, paved and granite trails, pavilion, and pond. Splash and play in the future-planned water wonderland pool, and gather in various social spaces for food, fun, and fellowship. Or go boating, hiking, and mountain biking at nearby Lake Georgetown.

Parmer Ranch developers intentionally designed the community with many options for outdoor activities. So living here makes getting your weekly two hours a snap. You can take walks and ride bikes, zip-line in the community park, and host gatherings with your neighbors.

Parmer Ranch is a scenic and imaginative 454-acre development ideally situated in Hill Country, just minutes from the historic Georgetown Square. Parmer Ranch is also close to high-quality schools and commutable to the tech companies in Austin, Round Rock, and Killeen/Ft. Hood area.

Enveloped by natural surroundings, Parmer Ranch has a thoughtful range of homes crafted with modern touches in spacious floor plans. Find your perfect home from one of four builders and start clocking your weekly outdoor minutes in the beautiful settings at Parmer Ranch. A move to Georgetown could be just what the doctor ordered. Contact us today to ensure your well-being in a community that values and nurtures your time in nature.