Ameritas Insight Halloween

The Sugar Temptation

Americans devour about 24 pounds of candy each year. And while holiday candies and sweets are delicious, they may contribute to weight gain and higher levels of triglycerides.

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Taking Care of Your Eyes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately three out of every five individuals experiencing an eye injury on the job were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or were wearing the wrong kind of protective eyewear for that activity.

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The Value of Healthy Eating Habits

School lunchtime provides kids a break from classroom learning experiences. The lunch meal should supply kids with important nutrients to energize their minds and bodies for the remainder of the day. Too often this goal isn’t met due to the food choices kids make or the options available.

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Ameritas Insight Hearing Adults

Hearing Well

For more than 36 million Americans, hearing loss is a permanent problem they struggle with each day. In the past five years, the number of hearing impaired people has increased nearly 10 percent.

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Helping Kids Pursue Healthy Lifestyles

National Child Health Day was initially established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to focus attention on the special needs of American children of all ages. While the world and American lifestyles have changed dramatically during the past eight decades, the need remains to help kids succeed and develop healthy habits.

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Taking Care of Your Heart - Warning Signs

Be Heart Healthy

Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes are preventable at least 80 percent of the time. The prescription for a healthy heart is to eat nutritious meals and exercise for 30 minutes five days a week.

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Value of Good Health, Wellness

For Healthy Eyes and Teeth, Shop the Produce Aisle!

Nearly 90 percent of Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables supplies your body with the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants you need to boost your immunity and maintain your healthy body. These nutrients also protect your oral health and lower the risk of eye diseases.

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Sports - Eye, Dental Concerns

Take Steps to Prevent Injuries to Your Eyes

Every day Americans sustain injuries to their eyes, at home, on the job, or during sports activities. Of the 1.6 to 2.4 million individuals who experience eye injuries, an estimated 40,000 will be legally blind in the injured eye. Surprisingly, 90 percent of these injuries could have been prevented, if protective eyewear had been worn.

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