Your Fitness Trackers and Life Insurance

Life Insurance

What do you mean “your fitness tracker and life insurance”? Well, like so many other people out there I’ve got one. Which one doesn’t matter as much as the fact that I have one and use it! You hear about them on the news, in the newspapers, on the internet and through social media. I don’t think it’s a passing fad, I think they are here to stay.

Mine tells me how many steps I’ve completed, how many flights of stairs I’ve climbed, how many calories I’ve burned, etc. Big deal right? It actually is, because what it’s really doing is keeping me accountable. I’ve set goals that I want to reach on a daily basis and meeting these goals is helping me to live a healthier lifestyle. No more diets for me, they don’t work.

Working in the life insurance industry, I know first hand how important being healthy is. The healthier you are, the better chance there is that your final premium rate will be lower on your life insurance policy.

This little gem of a device doesn’t have any control over the food I eat. But since I can also track what I eat and how many calories those items contain, I can compare the number of calories being consumed to the number being burned. It’s quite eye opening and serves as a constant reminder to be mindful of every bit, lick and taste during the day.

The bottom line is that living a healthy lifestyle will not only help you live longer but can have a direct impact on the amount of premium you can expect to pay for your life insurance policy. No matter how you go about it, the important thing is to be healthy! Being there for your family and friends is what we all want, so if a small fitness tracker helps, then I say good for you! 

About the author: Lauri Pella has been in the life insurance business for over 29 years. She is a fitness enthusiast who actively supports foundations like the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes. Lauri would love the opportunity to help your family have a peace of mind, knowing they have the right life insurance coverage. You can contact Lauri at 1-800-651-1953 or LPella@Pivot.com.