Life Insurance Teams up with National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

Promoting overall health to include exercise and healthy eating habits are great ways to ensure low life insurance rates. With the ‘winter blues’ comes the cravings for “comfort foods”. You know; those foods you want to curl up by the fire and eat, such as Macaroni and Cheese, Shepherd’s Pie, Mashed potatoes with gravy, and Fettuccini Alfredo. All those yummy foods have a high calorie and fat content. If you are purchasing a life insurance policy and have your exam after consuming too many comfort foods, you may find your cholesterol level as well as your weight increase. These factors could increase your life insurance rates.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle is a family affair. Having the entire household involved with healthy food choices will make meal planning much easier. Do you have a Pinterest account? Pinterest is a great resource to use to find healthy recipes, exercise plans for the whole family. Pivot has their own Pinterest page that includes the following boards: Eating and Cooking Well, Working out Well, Good Nutrition, and Losing Weight. Go ahead and look. It is a great place to jump-start National Nutrition Month.

Getting your children involved with healthy nutrition will promote healthy eating habits into adult hood. The National Nutrition Month website offer links to games for both kids and adults to keep Nutrition Fun. When the entire household is involved, you are more likely to be successful in obtaining and more importantly, maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

About the author: Teri Costen has been in the life insurance business for over 20 years. She is a mother of three who enjoys working out, taking aerobic kickboxing classes, and making stained glass. Teri believes that finding the right life insurance policy helps protect your family and loved ones. You can contact Teri at 1-800-651-1953 or