Looking at the different ways to stay healthy and safe whilst living in the inner city - no matter where you are in the world.
There are so many different reasons to move into the inner city, from work opportunities to local infrastructure and the mixing pot of cultures - there are so many interesting things to see and do, it's no wonder the amount of people moving to cities continues to increase.
However, living in the inner city also means remaining very careful of your surroundings - housebreaking and burglary rate is higher in the city in comparison with other parts of the country.
Living in the inner city means experiencing a lot of things such as pollution, an unhealthy environment, bothersome traffic jams and much more. Keeping that in mind, we have created a list of essentials that will offer ways to stay safe and healthy, whilst living in the city:
Electric Security Gates and Window Locks
When it comes to securing a home, you have to consider every means of entry into your property. Most of the security experts focus on doors and alarm systems. However, windows can be easy targets that are often overlooked - by burglars or thieves can gain access to your home through them, or else they can also try to open the locks.
The primary protection against these issues is to invest in an electric security gate. These and lockable garage doors insure complete peace of mind, keeping your vehicles and possessions safe.
A second option is to use fitted window locks, which have been installed by a reputable locksmith; this will reduce the number of potential entry points to your home.
Unfortunately, security is one of the top negative aspects of the city. It does not mean that it is a bad place to live, but it does mean equipping your house with a standard set of home security parameters.
Owning - and using - a bicycle is not only a stylish option but a smart one. Travelling on public transport is not always a reliable option, and cars and taxis often get stuck in traffic.
Instead, a healthier, greener choice is to use a bicycle. Nowadays, most bikes are also equipped with a cargo area that can carry groceries. They run without fuel, makes them a safe and cost-effective way to roam around the city without any hassle. There are different levels of quality in bikes are available. However, you can buy them as per your requirement and budget.
Get the benefits of fresh herbs - right on your balcony. Instead of running to the shops for the finishing touches on a meal, have them right at your fingertips. It takes minimal effort to care for the tasty, fresh herbs but results in enhancing the flavour of meals, as well as boosting your meal;s vitamin value.
A herb garden can also relieve the stresses of every day life - the sights and fragrances that overflow in the herb garden delight the senses and revitalise the soul. Herb gardening creates the opportunity to learn something new - whether it is gardening practices or a different recipe.
Many of us are not even aware that within cities, air indoors can be five times more polluted than the outdoor air; the ventilation techniques that we use trap pollutants, causing indoor pollution.
Clean air is a necessary part of staying healthy - to cope up with the growing issue of air pollution, using an indoor air purifier has become an essential part of living in the city. Air purifiers can prevents bacteria, virus and mould growing, as well as reducing air pollution, allowing you to breathe clean, fresh air in your home.
Guest post by Martin Whorley