Downsizing is better for your health

Downsizing is better for your health

Downsizing is better for your health

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Downsizing your property is so much more than just moving to a smaller house. For many, downsizing can completely change their lives.  Below are the reasons why Essential Property Advice recommends downsizing to improve your health and well-being.

Stress

Many homeowners agree that a larger home leads to more stress as well as upkeep, including more cleaning, maintenance, furnishing and higher costs, which lead to more stress. It is a well known fact that stress can cause all types of health problems – chronic stress is linked to anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, insomnia and even weight gain. High cortisol levels are linked to stress which promotes weight gain, especially abdominal fat, and a new study shows stress triggers the urge to consume more comfort foods, particularly sweets.

Exercise

Downsizing generally means that you’ll have fewer daily chores and more time for healthy activities like walking, hiking, swimming, cycling as well as getting more rest. It can even free up your lifestyle for traveling.

Travel

A large home can be a burden when it comes time to travel, from keeping up landscaping to ensuring security systems, doors and windows are properly monitored as well as exterior lighting. A smaller home is generally less of a hassle when you need to leave for an extended period, particularly if you downsize to an apartment or unit from a house.
Travel offers numerous health benefits.  According to a report by the global coalition on aging, it lessens the risk of heart disease and heart attack in addition to promoting good brain health as it challenges the brain with new and different experiences and environments.

If you are ready for a healthy, happier you, don’t hesitate to give Essential Property Advice a call.

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