Everyone recognises the fact that water offers a calming and relaxing effect on us. Humans have considered water to have transformational and healing properties since times ancient. Water has been an important element of ancient Rome as also in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine.
Even today, we spend our holidays at the beach or near lakes and engage in various water-sports and other related activities. And, many people choose to build their homes and their lives around being close to water.
As the manager of Brisbane riverview apartments at Bridgewater Terraces, I thought of taking this opportunity to explain the health benefits associated with being near water. Whether you’re visiting or you’re a local, you’re sure to find some surprising new information when you’re done reading this post.
Being near a river offers various health benefits
Most people are aware that being near water offers a range of health benefits. But, this was not proven until recently.
Thanks to the efforts of Michael Depledge (founder of ECEHH and Blue Gym) and Mat White (eminent environmental psychologist), the health benefits of aquatic environments are being recognized. Their studies demonstrated that more people prefer urban water environments over urban green environments without water. Further research conducted by them confirmed that people who live near aquatic environments are often healthier and happier than those who don’t.
In a separate study, Wallace J. Nichols (renowned marine biologist) concluded that human brains react positively to water. The study concludes that being near water promotes calmness and relaxation, induces a meditative state and inspires us to be compassionate, connected and creative. The study also reveals that exercising in or around water bodies impacts our bodies and brains positively.
Bridgewater Terraces – the perfect choice for Brisbane riverview apartments
At Bridgewater Terraces, we manage a range of self-contained 1, 2 and 3-bedroom Brisbane riverview apartments in Kangaroo Point. Our riverview apartments are located on the banks of the Brisbane River – 1km east of Brisbane CBD. The attractive riverside location of our apartments, coupled with our close proximity to the city makes us ideal for riverside accommodation.
Our apartments offer a peaceful and tranquil repose for tourists and business travellers in Brisbane. And, most apartments offer river views. There are several walkways and trails close by to go walking, cycling or jogging, all of which offer spectacular views around Brisbane River.
We’re also located right next to the Riverlife Adventure Centre. By staying with us, you can indulge in various activities offered by this adventure centre. From paddle boarding to kayaking, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor water activities when you stay in one of our apartments.
And, our accommodation offers you the best in terms of facilities and amenities. Apartments are spacious, fully furnished and come equipped with all amenities you need on holiday. Moreover, you’ll also enjoy full access to resort facilities when you stay with us.
If you think that riverside accommodation might be expensive, thing again! We are far cheaper than most hotels and other accommodation options along or close to the Brisbane River. In fact, for as little as $150 per night, you can enjoy staying in one of our self-contained apartments.
When it comes to finding Brisbane riverview apartments that offer exceptional value for money, Bridgewater Terraces is your best bet!
Being near a river offers a range of health benefits. Aquatic environments promote calmness and relaxation and make people healthier and happier. Water bodies also induce a meditative state and allows us to feel more compassionate and connected. Exercising in and around water also promotes creativity and impacts our minds and bodies positively.
And, for stunning Brisbane riverview apartments, you don’t have to go too far. Consider our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces to see one of the most scenic spots in Brisbane. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are just a 1km walk from our accommodation!
Check out our range of holiday apartments and call us at 07 3435 5216 to book a Brisbane riverview apartment today!