A lot of time and effort gets put into where you decide to live. Many factors go into making this life altering final decision. Families will look at schools and parks in the surrounding neighborhood, maybe the location of the house in proximity to work, perhaps it’s close to family and friends. Whatever the reason may be, choosing where to live usually comes down to one large contributing factor: safety. Knowing that you live in a safe neighborhood can make a world of difference in the way you feel when you are both at home and away from it for a significant period of time.
The slogan for the City of Glendale reads, “A thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities.” Not a bad place to hang your hat, judging from that alone. Well now, more than just the city slogan should put your mind at ease if you do happen to reside in the city of Glendale. Voted as one of the safest cities to live in, and the current reigning champion of the title for best neighborhood in Los Angeles, the better quality of life has been recognized on many an occasion.
So what does living in a safe place do for us? Well for one thing it allows to us to be more mentally stable and healthy. Living in a place where you’re constantly worrying about safety, among other things, can damage mental health. Anxiety, stress and often times, depression can start to develop with excessive concern over overall safety, especially when that safety is in direct correlation with where you reside.
Physical health is also jeopardized when living in a place that you do not deem safe. Not being able to explore or enjoy the surroundings, whether walking the dog or strolling to the grocery store can limit the amount of physical activities you can engage in, in your own neighborhood.
Mental and physical health are very closely tied in to where we live and the things we do in the surrounding areas that we live. Glendale being voted as one of the safest surely has its plethora of positive effects on those that live there and their quality of life.
Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.