Tucked into the foothills of the Wasatch Range, Summit Creek offers sweeping 360-degree views of the mountains and surrounding valley. And while you may initially be drawn in by the unparalleled access to nature, you’ll want to stay for the health benefits. Here are three reasons why living at a higher elevation is good for your health.
It Can Help You Lose Weight
Studies have long found that there are plenty of health benefits associated with living at high altitude–one of which is lower body weight. For example, Americans who live in counties about 5,000 feet are less likely to be obese than those living below 1,600 feet. So, when you live at Summit Creek—which soars 5,300+ feet in the sky—you can rest assured that keeping off excess weight will be a breeze.
It’s Good for Your Heart
According to a 2011 study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, living at high altitude reduces the risk of dying from heart disease and can increase life expectancy. The research team found that of the top 20 counties with the highest life expectancy, 11 for men and 5 for women, were in Colorado and Utah. And at Summit Creek, add in the boundless outdoor adventures that you can embark on and your heart will thank you.
It Benefits Your Lungs
In the city, the air is often filled with gasses and pollutants, which can increase the risk of health issues like asthma—which is particularly true in the winter in Utah Valley. But when you live in the mountains, you get to breathe in fresh, clean air 24/7, which is better for your lungs. Clean air can even help you get a better night’s help, which can improve your overall health. So if the mountains are calling, be sure to make your escape to the Summit.