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The 3 Little-Known Health Benefits Of Moving To A New Place

by Bruce Lawson

Moving to a new home, let alone a whole new city or state, can make you feel apprehensive and stressed. In fact, moving is considered the third most stressful event life experience, behind death and divorce. While moving is a stressful and often scary experience, it doesn't have to be that way. There are actually several health benefits of moving to a new location. Read on to learn more. 

A New Beginning

Have you recently ended a bad relationship? Perhaps you have just completed a divorce. There are several factors that can make a breakup or divorce more difficult, such as seeing mutual friends or constantly seeing your former beau. Fortunately, moving can provide you with a chance to start over, especially if you choose to move to a whole new town or state.

Rather than allowing yourself to feel down in the dumps about the recent end of your relationship, look at it is a chance to spread your wings. You now have the freedom to choose where you want to live. You can cozy up in a one bedroom apartment or you can space your belongings out in an expansive house. You can move anywhere you wish and meet new faces along the way.

Although starting over is hard, it provides plenty of health benefits. It gives you a chance to enjoy being single in your new surroundings. Believe it or not, studies reveal that being single opens the door for you to enjoy a healthier social life. As a couple, you often spent time together rather than going out and meeting new faces. Moving to a new location gives you the opportunity to get out and make new friends.

A Healthier Environment

Physical ailments often force people to move out of their homes. If you are an older individual suffering from health problems, you may find that there are several great reasons to sell your home and move. One reason moving is beneficial is because it introduces you to a healthier environment. If you live in a rural area where you have limited healthcare options, you may find that an urban or city environment is more beneficial for your health in terms of greater healthcare options.

Do you have relatives that live in a different state? If you find that your health is starting to deteriorate, it is better to place yourself in a healthy environment nearer to loved ones who can assist you. Talk to your family members about moving to a home near where they live. Family members are often willing to assist you with daily tasks such as grocery shopping and tidying up, which is a better environment than living on your own.

A Job You Love

Do you spend hours upon hours performing the same monotonous tasks each day for work? If you happen to hate your job, you are not alone. In fact, employees who hate their jobs outweigh those who are happy with their jobs two to one. According to a recent report, only 13% of employees find their job engaging. Hating your job can have a negative impact on your health such as increased stress and depression.

Approximately 46% of all movers relocate for job-related purposes. Moving to a new city or state gives you the opportunity to find a job that you love rather than working one you hate. Working a job you love greatly improves your physical and mental health. Consider moving, so you can relocate to a place that offers better job opportunities in the field of work you will enjoy.

If you are considering moving to a new place, whether for health reasons or to experience a change of scenery, you will need help. Contact a long distance moving company near you. Local and long-distance movers can help you organize and pack your belongings. They can also offer moving trucks, so you can haul all of your belongings at once. Moving everything at once will greatly decrease the stress of your move, making it a healthier experience for you.