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Strong Family Connections can Increase Life Expectancy
“The greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you” – Joyce Meyer
Over a century’s worth of research underscores the link between life expectancy, physical health and strong, healthy family connections. The researchers behind a new meta-analysis conclude family support can increase survival by up to 50 percent. Moreover, exercising or losing excess weight turns out to be less important to physical health than interpersonal social networks.
The researchers analyzed results of studies going back to the early 1900s with a total of 308,849 participants. Strong family connections were found to help improve health and extend life expectancy. This is done primarily by protecting individuals from stressful situations or establishing a standard of healthy living.
Protect Your Family
Your top priority if you have dependants is to ensure that they are protected financially if you were to die or be unable to work for a prolonged period. Here we concentrate on the role that life insurance can play in your financial plan.
Bear in mind that not only the loss of a breadwinner’s salary could cause financial hardship: if you are caring for children, your spouse or partner might need to pay for professional childcare and/or babysitters if you were to die.
Similarly, you should take into account any extra costs of running the home, maintaining the garden, and so on. A nation-wide government survey found that housework, still done mainly by women today,
Are Canadians Under-Insured?
According to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, more then 20 million Canadians are protected by life insurance with an average amounts owned were $156,200 for insured individuals and $312,200 for insured households.
That leaves approximately 30% of individuals without important insurance protection as well insured households only having an average amount of $312,200 of life insurance, this could represent many families being under-insured in Canada.
Creating awareness around the need for life insurance is paramount there are many brokers and insurance agencies in Canada available to help with your insurance needs, call a insurance professional whether you are protecting your family your business there is help out there.
Author: Peter C.