Physical, Mental and Financial Wellness Tips for Latino Dads

Take the the rights steps towards good overall health by making you and your family's health priority

Published on LatinoLA: June 13, 2016

Physical, Mental and Financial Wellness Tips for Latino Dads

Nothing matters more than the safety and well-being of your loved ones. You want to make sure they live comfortable, happy lives, no matter what may happen along the way. With the proper planning, you can put your family on the path to a secure their future, even if you're not able to provide for them. By protecting your loved ones, they'll be able to count on you -- now and for years to come.

Among U.S. Hispanics, heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death, according to the CDC. Hispanic fathers also have a higher likelihood to suffer from depression, according to the National Alliance of Mental Health. This Father's Day, take the rights steps at an early stage to achieve physical, mental and financial wellness.

Your day-to-day approach to wellness can have a big impact have on the health and well-being of you and your family. Take the the rights steps towards good overall health by making you and your family's health priority. MassMutual offers the following tips:

Physical: Exercise and make healthier food choices

There are things you can do to build healthy habits. By staying physically active, such as walking for 30 minutes a day, you can reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like heart disease. Healthy eating is one of the most important things to your well-being. Developing a healthy eating plan can increase your energy and mood, and can also lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. If you're not already eating healthy, take the first step and add fruits and vegetables to your current meal plan.

Mental: Schedule a check-up

Health professionals can help you protect your health by educating you about their specific risk factors and identifying any health concerns early on. When you're feeling down, this may be a physical symptom, or it may be an emotional alert. Start this Father's Day and make a yearly appointment around this time annually so you always remember. It's the best gift you can give your family.

Financial: Understand how much you need to protect your family

Your full health includes financial health as well. When you want to provide financial security to those who matter most to you, life insurance is a good place to start. It can protect your loved ones by providing a death benefit, so they have one less thing to worry about during difficult times.

MassMutual is known for continually evaluating and updating its underwriting guidelines to reflect the benefits of the most up-to-date diagnoses and treatment advances. Recently, MassMutual updated its life insurance underwriting guidelines for people who suffer from thyroid cancer, valvular heart disease, Crohn's disease, and febrile and absence seizures, resulting in more people being eligible for life insurance coverage at better premiums.

MassMutual offers multiple types of life insurance to match your needs and budget, so you can get the confidence of knowing you're covered. To learn more, visit

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