The Edge offers many avenues for self-care.
Self-care has become a big buzzword among health circles over the last few years, and for good reason. Caring for yourself and focusing on yourself is essential in keeping yourself healthy – physically, mentally, and spiritually.
While prioritizing self-care may sound like common sense, we often sabotage our own needs by justifying skipping this vital part of our day. Excuses such as, “I don’t have time,” “I’ll workout longer tomorrow,” or “I have too much to do just to sit and relax” are often cited for reasons as to why we all can’t be just a little bit selfish each day. As this blog post points out, the time you take for yourself is one of the most beneficial ways you can spend your energy and prolong a happy, healthy life.
Self-care isn’t just going to the gym or running through the city. Self-care is anything that allows you time to reflect, refresh, re-energize, and re-evaluate the direction of your thoughts and your actions.
In this blog post, we’ll align the self-care advantages of the many amenities available on The Edge, a luxury boutique condominium community now taking shape at the heart of posh downtown Sarasota.
Of course, a healthy body can help foster a healthy mind. According to the National Institutes of Health, just 30 minutes of walking every day (on a treadmill or around the block) can boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so don’t be discouraged if 30 minutes is all the time you have to devote to a nice brisk walk. The Edge offers a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center with weights, cardio equipment, a yoga studio, steam rooms, and shower and locker rooms. It’s just an elevator ride away from your residence.
Walking your dog.
Dog walking has its fair share of health benefits for both parties involved and can be a meaningful, bonding experience for you and your dog. While it may seem that Fido benefits more from a trot outside, it’s good for both of you. Plus, establishing a routine is essential to keep your dog engaged, help eliminate mistakes at home, and get you into the cycle of regular exercise. Fortunately, The Edge has a private pet lawn and beauty station where you can walk your pet on a covered and uncovered irrigated lawn with walking paths. The grooming and bathing room will keep your fur baby smelling fresh as a Spring day.
Interacting with friends and family is an essential component of self-care. Making meetups with friends and family, keeping in contact with old friends, volunteering, going out, engaging in healthy social media use, exuding positivity, and laughing are crucial to staying mentally grounded and happy. It’s much easier to feel depressed when isolated. The Edge has a social lounge on the amenity level that overlooks Sarasota with artfully designed spaces inspired by the city below.
Enjoy some “me” time.
Sometimes, the best retreat is one you take at home. You only need you and a few moments to make it happen. This can be anything from meditation to writing in a journal, solving a crossword puzzle, or reading a book. Even watching a documentary or listening to a podcast qualifies as “me” time—a critical element of good self-care habits.
If you perform any of these activities in the fresh air and soak in a bit of sunshine, they can be even more beneficial. Each of the 27 residences at The Edge features expansive 500+ square-foot terraces that are perfect for some self-care respites.
Swim your way to better mental health.
According to Swimming World Magazine, swimming can help improve mental health and eliminate stress. Swimming is a low-impact sport, meaning it’s suitable for anyone at any skill level. In the pool, it’s easy to forget about the day’s challenges and lose yourself in the rhythm of your strokes or while treading water. The Edge’s resort-style pool and spa is the perfect place to unwind and refocus. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage and intimate lounging areas, a swim can often dovetail with the “me time” we discussed above (reading, listening to a podcast, etc.), making it a true win-win.
Head for the beach.
Living on The Edge means you’re just minutes from some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, either by car or by bike. That’s an especially good thing when it comes to your self-care routine. Studies show that short beach walks can boost your mood and affect your mental health more than walks in just about any other location. That’s because the beach is considered a blue space, and exposure to blue spaces (oceans, lakes, rivers, and swimming pools) is linked to improved health.
Being on the beach exposes you to the sun, and a good dose of Vitamin D. Plus, walking on the beach can reduce stress, lift your mood, and even lower your blood pressure. Siesta Key, named the #1 beach in the U.S. in 2020, and its sister Lido Key Beach offers white sugar sand, gentle waves, and a natural playground for self-care enthusiasts.
Living on The Edge is the best way to care for your mind, body, and spirit.
The Edge is the ideal location for practicing self-care and enjoying an unparalleled downtown Sarasota lifestyle.
To learn more, visit www.TheEdgeSarasota.com or call 941-269-1444.