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Friendly Neighbors Are Good For Your Heart

 

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Did you know? Living in a friendly neighborhood is good for your heart health!

 

Living in a friendly environment can actually help protect your heart. Psychologists at the University of Michigan have discovered that the more social interactions you have with your neighbors the less likely your chance of succumbing to a heart attack. Friendly neighbors are more likely to check in on each other and take note of any health complications. Neighbors can extend a helping hand such as providing emotional support, lending money during a crisis, and helping with day-to-day errands. Having support from neighbors allows for important exchanges of information and sharing resources.

 

Next time you are buying a home, check out the neighborhood! Buying a home is a long-term investment, not only for your pocketbook but for your health as well. Next time you go to showing, check out the surroundings. Maybe introduce yourself to the neighbors! Ask about the neighborhood. How friendly is everyone? What's the median age group? Are there a lot of families? Do people tend to have neighborhood get-togethers? Scoping out the area could offer you great insight to what living in that neighborhood could be like. Here's to happy home hunting! Remember, home is where the heart is.

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