Sick, Overwhelmed, and Dying Younger / by Stephen Cooper

 Foz do Iguacu, Argentina

Foz do Iguacu, Argentina

I know, a pretty wild title for this blog post, but it's what I woke up to this morning.

I rarely look at CNN, (I usually read the physical WSJ), but happened to come across this article basically saying that among high-income countries, the lowest life expectancy at birth is likely to be in the US...similar to Mexico and Croatia.  

"People have a relatively high risk of dying in their 40's and 50's".  Many reasons are mentioned including greater risk of obesity and their associated health risks as well as homicides and road accidents.

I find this extremely sad.  Knowing how "wealthy" we are here in the US, but sadly our health and longevity are going down the tubes.

I see and hear from my clients, just how stressed out, overwhelmed, and sick they are. Expectations to work at all hours, to be on call and available 24/7, along with the incessant lure of news and social media, there is little time for pause.  

We all have choices.

Be mindful of how you invest your time.