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As a family, it’s important to be on top of your health. If you have a house, and kids, you may need to save all the money you can but also be aware of any possible health costs. Illness and injury can occur at any time and whilst most of us will be able to have treatment for our problems, it’s important to look at what may happen. You want to be sure that you can budget for medical payments and also that you can look after your health too as you go along. Medical insurance is key but it’s also true that our health can already be telling us things for the future. 

If you are overweight, it is most likely sure that your life expectancy will be significantly lower compared to other people because they are much more prone to developing serious medical conditions, some of which may include diabetes, heart disease, cancer and lung disease. You can stay on top of your health and weight but it isn’t always so easy. 

Genetics play a part also. If a certain disease or ailment runs in your family then that is another huge reason to look into medical insurance and be sure you’re covered.  Cancer can be hereditary as can diabetes and heart disease, even stroke. There’s nothing you can do to change your genes, but you can prepare by looking at the average life expectancy and look at planning your life around that information. You may also want to start looking to plan your finances around this also which will cover you in every aspect and you will be prepared.  

Your Lifestyle is a huge contributory factor and things will have to change if you already have issues with your health. High blood pressure for example is exceptionally common and is related to diet.  If you indulge in activities that directly impact your health such as smoking and drinking you may be more prone to illness or even injury! You could even develop other types of long term problems that may require long term medicating or care, such as arthritis or other conditions relating to the muscles and bones. You do not want it to affect your life but knowing you’re covered financially is a big benefit if you believe that you may need future care. Eat well.

Stress and lots to worry about either at work or at home. Just think about how stressed you are on an average day and why you are. Is it work? Homelife? A mix of both or are there other factors involved? It is known that people who experience high levels of stress are more prone to medical conditions and will possibly have a shorter life expectancy. This is because you are rising your blood pressure and your body is not able to relax and heal itself as efficiently as usual. If you want to live for longer, make sure you are practicing ways to keep calm and be healthy and above all, be covered. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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