SARDINIA, LIVING IN CONTACT WITH NATURE
If you want to live in a place where you always breathe clean air, you can safely point to Sardinia.
Here are the cities with the cleanest air in Italy. Sardinia infact, boasts the best air quality in Italy because of its low population density and the presence of vast areas still untouched.
To say it is the 24th report on the Urban Ecosystem of Legambiente and Ambiente Italia, which shows that the two cities of our island are the cleanest cities in Italy: Nuoro and Oristano are the cleanest cities in the nation.
Looking at six thematic areas, (Air, Water, Waste, Renewable Energy, Mobility and Urban Environment), Sardinia with its cities make a good impression. Urban Pollution data 2017 places Sardinia at the top of the Air Quality Classification, and also gains the scepter of the most virtuous Region of Italy with regard to the Per capita Water Consumption, just 95 Lt per inhabitant per day.
Sardinia is at the top in Italy with regard to the emission of Particulate Matter, the average annual values of the units does not exceed the proportion of 20 micrograms per cubic meter. For example, in Nuoro, the figure is at 12, while the more populated Cagliari reaches 24.5 micrograms per cubic meter.
It is certain that Sardinia, with the beauty of its healthy territory, is the ideal island for nature lovers and well-being. With its mild climate, and almost all year round, it offers persistent contact with nature and success with its benefits.
Practicing outdoor sports and being in touch with nature allow greater oxygenation and strengthening muscles, simultaneously trigger processes of strengthening the immune system and reducing free radicals, slowing the aging development.
The body and mind receive more stimulation through contact with nature, with the landscape around us and the animals we could encounter if our favorite activity is a walk through the woods.
Sport helps and stimulates the production of endorphins. Give the feeling of well-being, and if practiced in the Open Air, it is amplified thereby contributing to the reduction of anxiety and stress, with general positive effects on mood. For example, during a walk or jog in the park or on the beach sun exposure, it allows you to store and absorb vitamin D, important for maintaining strong bones and healthy.
Get out from closed places to exercise physical activity increases the propensity to socialize, the mind opens more, responsive and available to interact with other people.
Those who live within less than 1km of a true natural green area with trees have lower levels of anxiety and depression than those who live in crowded cities. The contact with nature and sunlight is the best way to get your fill of vitamin D which reduces inflammation, it improves the immune system and much more.
Moving away from the artificial lights of the city and stay for a few hours in a natural environment regulates hormonal functions and the inner clock that determines the rhythms of wakefulness and sleep.
Being surrounded by nature adds to our understanding emotions, helps the memory and improves undoubtedly the lifestyle. Spending a short holiday in contact with nature improves cognitive functions, starting from memory and attention.
Living in Sardinia means daily receive all these ingredients, known as the elixir of long life.