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Ten States Where Healthy Living Rules

run-750465_1280We are well into the new year, and there’s no better time to examine your commitment to get in shape. Whether you resolved to eat well and work out in 2017 or you already lead a healthy lifestyle year-round, residing in a state where healthy living is popular can help you achieve your goals. The leading states in health and wellness are scattered across the country, which means you can work on your well-being from a variety of places that you can call home.

Consider just some of the reasons why healthy living rules in the following 10 states:

  1. Hawaii: Hawaii is the top state for healthy living with its high levels of physical activity, low rates of obesity and smoking, and wide access to health care.
  2. Vermont: Vermont is ranked second for healthy living because of its low smoking and drinking rates coupled with the highest high school graduation rate in the United States and widespread health insurance coverage.
  3. Massachusetts: Massachusetts ranks third for healthy living thanks to its low smoking and obesity rates alongside its highly educated residents who make healthy choices.
  4. Connecticut: Connecticut is ranked fourth for healthy living because its residents enjoy high incomes and, as a result, improved health.
  5. Minnesota: Minnesota ranks fifth for healthy living with low rates of obesity, diabetes, and poverty as well as high levels of education and physical activity.
  6. New Hampshire: New Hampshire is ranked sixth for healthy living, as the majority of its residents are considered to be in good or excellent health, while also avoiding obesity, premature death, and life-threatening illnesses.
  7. Colorado: Colorado ranks seventh for healthy living because it residents have high rates of education and physical activity as well as enjoy the country’s lowest rates of obesity and diabetes.
  8. Utah: Utah is ranked eighth for healthy living thanks to its high reported levels of physical activity and record-low rates of smoking, drinking, and diabetes.
  9. Washington: Washington ranks ninth for healthy living because of its healthy behaviors, including exercising outside of work and eating fruits and vegetables.
  10. New Jersey: New Jersey is ranked tenth for healthy living because its residents lack unhealthy behaviors, like smoking, and have low risks for premature death.

If you want to take the next step toward getting your life on track, consider the lifestyle in these 10 states where healthy living rules. Avoiding bad habits, eating well, and focusing on fitness are excellent ways to transform your lifestyle and embrace the best version of yourself. Healthy living is possible no matter where you live, so begin making changes today and start treating your body with the care.

If you’d like to discover these and other locations across the states where healthy living is popular, please contact me for more information.

Heidi Logan is a real estate agent in Center City Philadelphia.
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Is This Your Situation: Preparing to Put Your House on the Market This Spring?

    1. Eliminate clutter. Have you had a pile of mail sitting on your kitchen counter for over a month? Is your junk drawer overflowing? A little untidiness is OK, but too much may turn off buyers. Spend some time decreasing clutter on surfaces and shelves.
    1. Prepare for the move. That doesn’t mean you have to box up your silverware and use plastic cutlery, but sort through the basement, attic, garage and closets to decide what you’ll keep, toss, donate or sell. Consider renting a storage facility to box up items you don’t use regularly, in order to make your home look and feel larger and neater.
    1. Make any necessary repairs. Fix any leaky faucets, and oil any squeaky doors. You don’t have to repair every last thing that is broken. Request a consultation and I’ll tell you what you should do to make your house more sellable.  I can even bring in a home inspector to assess your home’s value.
    1. Freshen up the interior. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral color can liven things up. Cleaning windows, carpets, blind or curtains will also do wonders.
  1. Gather the paperwork. Get your paperwork in order that details the repairs and maintenance you’ve done on your home, such as roof fixes or HVAC inspections.

There are many things you can do to get your house ready to sell this spring. For more tips and advice, do not hesitate to contact me.

Heidi Logan is a real estate agent in Center City Philadelphia.
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www.HeidiLogan.com

5 Design Tips for Loft Space

Your typical loft goes something like this: built-in storage, the bed located in the living room and tiny furniture to accommodate the small space. But there are ways to get the most out of your space, even if there’s not much of it. If you live in a loft, take a look at these five design tips for maximizing space while creating a stylish environment.

Complimentary Furniture 

When you live in a space where each room blends into the next, it’s important to have furniture that creates cohesiveness. You can have eclectic furniture as long as it is intentional and there is a clear style – otherwise your loft will feel like three different styles and spaces. Mid Century modern furniture is a great style that will pull your entire loft space together.

Blended Color Scheme

When you can view your entire loft in one cursory glance, having all of your colors work together is crucial. You want your loft to have colors that complement each other and are harmonious. This will make your loft feel cleaner, more chic and cohesive. One way to highlight your loft’s small size is to throw in color schemes that do not work well together.

Define Rooms

Use area rugs to define each room, but make sure that you are not using rugs that are too small for the room. Choose area rugs that are big enough so that all of the furniture fits on it. You can always place a smaller rug on top to add some softness and color. In your dining area, get a rug that is large enough to pull your chair out from the table without going outside the rug’s parameters.

Utilize Space

In lofts, closets may not be enough space for all of your stuff. You may need to build your own storage shelving, closets or cabinets from floor to ceiling. Even if building the storage is pricey, it will make your life easier while living in a loft. Utilize dual-purpose furniture pieces as well. Choose an ottoman that has storage or purchase a bed that has built-in storage underneath.

Install a Loft Bed

Maximize your vertical space by installing a loft bed. This will also give you privacy in your bedroom. Use a space saving ladder to climb in and out of your loft bed to give you even more space.

For more ideas on designing your space, contact me today.

Heidi Logan is a real estate agent in Center City Philadelphia.
Copyright© 2017 / All Rights Reserved
www.HeidiLogan.com

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