Wednesday, 30 January 2019

A Healthy Future Comes From the Present

Diet is pretty important for a lot of things in your life. Not only does it affect the long term outlook of your health (which is the number one thing most people consider); it also can hit your short term health, such as dental problems, quicker weight gain, and even the onset of diabetes.

That’s why it’s important to take diet seriously. Too many people wave off the idea that food can impact your health so much for the better, acting like “it hasn’t killed me yet.” And while that may be true for older generations as they grew up, our foods have become far more processed and genetically modified to trust that food came from a local farmer and it’s organic as can be.

You see, a big part of all of this is discipline. A lot of people claim that eating healthier isn’t as great because it tastes worse, costs more, and is more work in general to prepare. None of those things are true, however, as it all comes down to disciplining yourself. So, yes, maybe it does take a little more work in the beginning for you to research your healthy foods, find where the best places to buy those are, and put together different recipes you’ve never tried in order to find something you like in particular.

For example, last night I had quinoa and hummus in lettuce boats. And I cannot tell you how much those things tasted like tacos with zero meat in them. I asked my girlfriend where she found the recipe and she said “I didn’t. I was just sort of craving these things so I put it all together.” I couldn’t believe that something so whimsically thought up could taste so great.

What’s neat about this is that it wouldn’t work so well with other unhealthy foods. Those typically cannot be thrown together willy nilly like healthier foods can.

But what all this goes to show is that your life matters enough to change your diet today. And another thing you should be doing today is getting life insurance. Without it, you could leave your family and dependents in significant financial ruin without your source of income contributing to the bills.

So, don’t wait on either of these things. Life insurance is far too important to neglect, just like how your general health relies on your diet and exercise day to day.

Insurance for Your Everyday Hobbies

Having appropriate insurance is mega important in today’s day and age. But, life insurance is perhaps the most undersold type of insurance for what it’s actually worth. So many people feel no need to have coverage for their lives, yet there are many reasons to actually have it.

Check out our list of “fun” life hobbies that warrant getting a policy. Just in case.

Traveling internationally.
This one is a no brainer. Being away in some foreign country can be extremely dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the territory you’ll be traveling in. Sometimes, it seems like anything goes in some countries that are rather underdeveloped. Making sure you know the rules of the road from one country to the next is quite important to maintain your safety and knowledge of that nation’s customs.

Attending music festivals.
Music festivals are probably one of the last places you would expect to worry about your safety, but a big part of it is the scene itself. So long as you know yourself and the people you’re with, you should be alright. Hydration is key and making sure to at least know what kind of drugs you’re getting involved with (though staying away from them is generally a better idea) is important.

For the most part, you should be fine when going to a festival. But if you’re not prepared and at least somewhat in the know with the particular festival you’re going to, things can get quite sticky. Just another reason to have insurance to make sure you’re covered.

Hiking can be such a healthy and beautiful experience when with the right people and going in with a good mindset. The land is beautiful. Conquering mountains is amazing. It’s all just a great, feel-good experience.

The problem is, it can also be quite dangerous. Slipping down a particularly large mountain, falling off ledges, and other “unimaginable” mishaps await unprepared hikers.

However, if you go in with a prepared group, the right gear, and a great lay of the land, you can safely traverse even the toughest of trails out there. Nonetheless,

Road tripping.
Finally, driving cross country is quite dangerous just considering the statistics of Americans being injured more often in car accidents that perhaps any other encounter. Even though you may be a careful and safe driver, the trip isn’t guaranteed to be safe because of other drivers.

Again, having some sort of policy for life insurance in effect can be the best idea in the off chance that something goes awry.

A Healthy Future Comes From the Present

Diet is pretty important for a lot of things in your life. Not only does it affect the long term outlook of your health (which is the nu...