Healthy-Lifestyle

If you have been following this blog, you have probably noticed that not all of our posts are about the subject of life insurance. We have recently included posts relating to improving one’s health and lifestyles (that’s why we changed the name to Insure Your Life). I must admit that … Continue reading Insure your Life

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It would be hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here if it weren’t for the Christmas decorations and displays out in full force in the malls (since Halloween). I love this holiday and I, must say, I love the food we eat that day. I say it … Continue reading Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

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Heart Attack or Stroke

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States (approximately 800,000 a year) and many of them are avoidable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200,000 avoidable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease occurred in the United States in 2010. … Continue reading Avoiding Death from Heart Attack and Stroke

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Adding more fiber to your diet may boost heart health.

Are you getting enough fiber? If not, you may be putting yourself at risk for heart disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that there was a significant correlation between low fiber intake and health issues, such as cardiovascular … Continue reading Study: Low-fiber diet increases risk for heart disease

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Preparing for Old Age

Today’s college graduates feel the weight of responsibility on their shoulders. Not only do they feel pressure to job search and start their careers, many face the responsibility of caring for the elderly within their family. Learning about assisted elderly care has now grown to be part of the global … Continue reading Preparing for Old Age in the Global Community

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According to a report recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of obese adults in this country has remained unchanged, with over one in three carrying excess weight. Despite increased awareness about the condition and multiple public health campaigns promoting healthier lifestyles, the … Continue reading CDC: One-third of American adults are obese

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Physicians are sometimes criticized for not always involving patients and their families in making medical decisions. As a result, there has been a growing push to incorporate shared decision-making (SDM) into the treatment process. SDM is encouraged because informal and anecdotal evidence suggests that engaged patients are more informed and more likely … Continue reading Shared decision-making may lead to higher medical costs

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In the quest to slim down, some folks do too much too quickly. Trying to train for a marathon when you can barely run a mile, or spending hours in the gym with no visible results can leave you sad, unmotivated and may drive you back into old, bad habits. A … Continue reading Moderate exercise may encourage a healthier lifestyle

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Do you have high blood pressure? According to a new study, the answer may be yes, and you may not even be aware of it. In a study involving over 140,000 adults from 17 different countries, an international team of researchers found that more than one-half of those with hypertension were … Continue reading Half of people with high blood pressure don’t know it

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fish oil and heart health

Often associated with the long-term betterment of personal health, fish oil – which contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids – appears to have been justified even further by a new study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. The Endocrine Society, a U.S.-based organization that funds medical research, reported … Continue reading Yet another study connects fish oil with heart health

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