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Smart Way to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

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Adopting a plant-based diet can help you stave off heart disease.

Every year, about 600,000 people die of cardiovascular disease—making it one of the deadliest medical conditions in the U.S.  In fact, it is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Even individuals who maintain balanced diets and exercise regularly can fall victim to heart disease.  So, is there any way to fight this growing epidemic?

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that cutting meat from your diet may be one solution.  The […]

Can You Combine Life Insurance and Long-Tern Care Insurance?

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What you need to know about combination insurance policies.

When it comes to long term care insurance, many people are reluctant to buy because they don’t want to spend money on something they may not use.  That being said, failing to secure a long-term care insurance policy could prove disastrous if you do need to go to a nursing home or require assisted living or home healthcare services.  Fortunately, there are new types of insurance policies that combine long-term care and permanent life coverage.  Here’s what you need to know about this […]

Understanding Your Statement of Health

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Understanding this important insurance document.

If you are enrolling in a group life insurance or disability plan, you may be asked to complete a statement of health (SOH).  Filling out this document is vital to securing the right coverage for you and your loved ones.  But what exactly is a statement of health, and what does it entail?  Here’s what you need to know.

What is a Statement of Health?

A statement of health is a document that asks you a series of questions about your health.  Oftentimes, completing this form is a […]

Important Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

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Two ways that exercise can improve your mental health.

While you know that exercise is beneficial to your physical health, did you know that it can have a positive influence on your mental state as well?  Curious to learn more about how physical activity can improve your mental wellbeing?  Then here are two of the mental health benefits associated with regular exercise.

1) Alleviates Symptoms of Depression

Studies have shown that exercise can be just as effective as antidepressants when treating cases of moderate depression.  This is because exercise encourages neural growth, promotes feelings […]