Fitness, Health and Term Life Insurance


As you shop for term life insurance in the New Year one thing to keep in mind is your health. As I have mentioned in previous blogs your health plays a big part in obtaining term life insurance. When it comes to health and fitness is it me or is it a little overwhelming with all of the information, stories and books out there? I just read an article about a person who for 2 weeks ate different types of foods with very high fat content such as bacon. In the end this person did lose weight according to the story, but is this really healthy? Many health plans tell you to eat more fruits, greens and vegetables and cut out processed foods and sugars. What I seem to notice is that people are going to extremes when it comes to these eating plans and everyone has a different opinion as to what is healthy and not healthy.

You can attempt all kinds of diets and remove certain types of foods but the question I have is how long can you sustain these diets or severe changes in eating habits? I personally don’t think it’s a good thing to go from one extreme or fad to another. In my opinion I think it all revolves around moderation and exercise. There will be some days that you have the extra slice of pizza or maybe the big piece of chocolate cake. As long as you are not eating these types of foods every single day or over eating then why not enjoy it?

I think with the constant bombardment of health reports, fitness crazes and the latest diet makes it difficult to figure out what works best for you. Everyone is different and has different fitness or health needs. The same applies to term life insurance, or any life insurance for that matter. Everyone has different needs they need to protect with life insurance so which type of policy will work best for you may not be the best for me.

When it comes to term life insurance here at Pivot we make life insurance simple and we’ll help you take care of your life insurance needs by recommending the right type of policy and amount for your and your situation. When it comes to fitness and health start out slow and track your progress. As you find out what works for you then you can attempt to make it a habit and then it becomes part of your lifestyle. In my opinion just take things one day at a time and in moderation.

So as you start off the New Year evaluating your life insurance needs as well as your other resolutions, find out what works best for you. 

About the author: Dan Cody has been in the life insurance business for over 7 years. He loves playing a variety of instruments including the guitar, bass, drums, and piano. He also supports cancer research foundations and volunteers at local pet shelters. Dan enjoys helping customers understand life insurance, so they can find a solid policy that fits their needs. You can reach Dan at 1-800-651-1953 or