Is There a Connection Between Obesity and Poverty?

Is There a Connection Between Obesity and Poverty?

Combating obesity in America has become an economic, health, and political issue. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey show that more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.

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Could Childhood Obesity Lead to an Early Death?

Could Childhood Obesity Lead to an Early Death?

Obesity is a condition that can seriously shorten one’s life span while also resulting in higher life insurance premiums – especially if it contributes to certain pre-existing conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.

However, a recent study suggests that the dangers of obesity can start to manifest themselves long before adulthood, which is one more reason why parents need to do what they can to promote a healthy diet and ensure their children get plenty of exercise.

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The Reasons You Were Declined After Your Life Insurance Application

The Reasons You Were Declined After Your Life Insurance Application

Not all insurance companies think the same way when it comes to risks in insuring you for the future. Guaranteed life is available today without a medical exam for those who have health concerns. However, if you are in the process of purchasing a policy and are preparing for an exam, the following can result in a declined or postponed life insurance application, meaning they will look at your application again if the problem is…

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How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

Reports show that many Americans are too unhealthy or overweight to qualify for the military, ultimately causing a concern for national security. One report showed that between 2006 and 2011, around 62,000 recruits, who showed up to enlist, failed their entrance physicals due to weight issues. The report also showed that one-quarter of all Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 were too overweight to enlist.

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Obesity, Smoking and Health Care System Issues Behind Stalled U.S. Life Expectancy Gains

Obesity, Smoking and Health Care System Issues Behind Stalled U.S. Life Expectancy Gains

When compared to other developed nations, America’s overall life expectancy is growing slowly according to a recent studies from the National Research Council and the World Health Organization recently found. One of the main factors the report identified as being behind the slower gains is smoking. The full impact of high tobacco use rates – particularly among American men – is only now being felt, and it’s thought this could actually foreshadow a sharp increase in…

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Cancer Prevention Techniques Can Lower Life Insurance Premiums

Cancer Prevention Techniques Can Lower Life Insurance Premiums

Cancer prevention is important to millions of Americans because along with staying alive and healthy for longer, they can also save considerably on important expenses like life insurance premiums.

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How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Life Insurance Premiums?

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Life Insurance Premiums?

High blood pressure is called the silent killer for a reason. One in three adults in the U.S. has it, many with no symptoms, no red flags, and unless they’ve seen a doctor lately, no idea their numbers are so high they are at risk for heart attack or stroke, according to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

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Exercise During Pregnancy Helps Newborns Avoid Obesity

Exercise During Pregnancy Helps Newborns Avoid Obesity

Beyond helping women gain less weight, exercise can also have positive have positive effects on mood and insulin sensitivity, and can help women maintain their pre-pregnancy strength and figure.

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Obesity May Decrease Life Expectancy

Obesity May Decrease Life Expectancy

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, family gatherings and over-eating. However, research shows that being obese or overweight could lead to a shorter life and even higher life insurance premiums.

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