Guide to healthy living in Costa Rica

Guide to Healthy Living in Costa Rica

Author: Kevin Champagne

I do care a lot about my health and my family’s health. It is important to me that we all feel our best to manifest our best attitude and ability. Living in Costa Rica, I am surrounded by people who naturally want to feel better, too. We each have our ideas on how we can feel like the best version of ourselves, but they mostly revolve around the following precepts of everyday life in Costa Rica:

Growing foodGuide to Healthy Living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a land where you can throw a toothpick on the ground, and it will grow roots. The warm climate and wet weather are very forgiving for many local species of fruits, seeds, and root veggies. Most who live here choose to take advantage of this fertile land by planting a few fruit trees, if not more. This equals less shopping, fewer chemicals in your diet, and more pleasure from interacting with what you eat. There’s nothing like the freedom of stepping outside to pick your meal from your yard.

Daily exercise

It’s natural to feel physically inspired by our coastal mountain region’s dynamic landscapes in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. Electric-blue Morpho butterflies abound along the lush and shaded mountain trails that we traverse on our morning walks, e. Waves are caressing our wild and pristine beaches that invite surf-lovers to play. Even a casual stroll along the soft, golden sands of the South Pacific can easily have you working up a sweat. Everyday exercise allows us to enjoy this remarkable landscape for longer while feeling in better shape, too.

Guide to Healthy Living in Costa Rica 7Skipping the stress

Kicking back in a hammock with a great book is a favorite way to relax in Costa Rica’s warm, sultry weather. As soon as we begin to feel the pressure building, we look outside, take a deep breath, and appreciate the brightly colored flowers dotted amidst a sea of green and the buzz of the jungle, getting lost in wonder, away from the cycle of stress.

Raising children in Costa Rica in a simpler way

Costa Rica is a place for more green time and less screen time. On top of a good education, children need well-balanced social interaction and real-world play for healthy development. Kids in Costa Rica spend much of their time playing outdoors while learning a new culture and language. Here, in a more natural environment, they have the opportunity to engage in plenty of non-tech activities within our ever-evolving communities. 


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