Is your home heart healthy?

Did you know that it's National Heart Awareness month? In honor of that, I thought I'd share a few ways you can turn your home into a heart-healthy living space.

One of the best ways to improve your heart health is to get regular exercise. Find a spot in your home to get a little exercise. Either create an actual gym with equipment or find a small corner in your home to put some small weights or workout bands so you can get a quick workout in.

Fill your pantry and refrigerator with plenty of heart-healthy foods. Make sure you have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. Stock your pantry with whole-grain foods, low-fat or fat-free pasta sauces, lentils, brown rice, and dried fruit, to name a few. Check out this article to learn more about creating a healthy kitchen.

Getting enough sleep is also an incredible way to remain heart-healthy. Paint your bedroom with warm, relaxing colors. Clutter creates stress, which doesn't help with catching up on sleep, so tidy up before bedtime. Also, pay attention to the amount of light in your bedroom. When it's time to sleep, you'll want it to be as dark as possible.

I hope these ideas will help you create a heart-healthy living area. A fresh start can also be healthy. If you're in the market for your next home, I can help. Give me a call for all of your real estate needs.