Latinos have higher likelihood to suffer depression

Latinos have a higher likelihood to suffer from depression, according to the National Alliance of Mental Health. Among U.S. Hispanics, heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death, according to the CDC.

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

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. Make a yearly appointment around this time annually so you always remember.

Financial: 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.

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 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 MassMutual.com/Latino .