What’s your best health bet in a new home?

Enjoy the stairs and enhance your life
Enjoy the stairs and enhance your life

Are you shopping for a new home? There are lots of things to consider from finding the right neighborhood to getting the right financing. Something that may be overlooked is considering the health impact of a single story house verses a multi-story house.

In a single story house, everything is on one level, so unless you decide to sprint from one end to the other you will likely not reap much cardio benefit.  Consider a home on several levels separated by stairs and suddenly you have a home with built-in cardio!  Get the benefits of increasing blood flow throughout your body from the increased heart rate of taking the stairs.  Think about enhancing your mobility and releasing tension.  That’s right!  Stair climbing can release endorphins which are natural stress reducers.  Doctors also recommend stair climbing as an ideal way to improve your energy, increase the function of your immune system and lower your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and heart disease.

With all those benefits, maybe a multi-level home is a good bet for you.  If you’re interested in finding a great one, we’re happy to help!

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