Did you know?
  • Diabetes affects an estimated 18.2 million Americans and the number rises each year.
  • Apples are a great source of fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
  • During a 24-hour time period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times.
  • Human blood travels 60,000 miles (96,450 km) per day on its journey through the body.
  • The material spread by sneezing can travel 2-3 meters, at a speed of around 150 km/hour, so it's a very efficient way of spreading germs.
  • 45 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication.
  • The price of prescription drugs has risen 15 percent every year since 1998.
  • Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
  • 74 percent of Americans are affected by some type of gum disease or gingivitis.
  • 51 million school hours per year are lost because of dental related illnesses.
  • Someone who is 35 years old has a 50 percent chance of disability for 90 days or more before they turn 65.
  • The most common chronic conditions listed for limitation on working are back disorders.
  • American families with insurance pay a hidden tax of roughly $1,000 for the cost of caring for people without insurance
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States
  • 1 in every 3 deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
  • About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet.
  • Life Insurance benefits are generally not subject to income tax. These benefits can go directly to your beneficiaries without going through probate.
  • People who tend to drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.
  • Cigarette smoking accounts for about 1/3rd of all cancers, including 90% of lung cancer cases.
  • More than 200,000 visits to emergency rooms around the country each year are because of prescription drug abuse.
  • Exercise can decrease ‘stress hormones' like cortisol, and increase endorphins, your body's ‘feel-good’ chemicals, giving your mood a natural boost.
  • New research has shown that dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can lower blood pressure.
  • Keep blinking – it washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears.
  • Remember 20-20-20. Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer screen & spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away, minimum.

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The Timberland Group is pleased to share our team of professionals with you. A team built through hard work, a strong set of values, and a shared goal of providing our clients with the necessary tools to make appropriate, well-educated benefit decisions. I invite you to read more about us and the client services we provide.

Joe King - President

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