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How your income affects your health - 2 weeks ago, 10:44

Anthorny Mulli

Life expectancy is the average time an organism is expected to live. Some countries have considerably higher life spans than others do.

Take Monaco, for instance.

The second smallest country in the world boasts the highest life expectancy with citizens living an average of 89.4 years.  Most African countries, on the other hand, where the living standards are relatively low have lower life expectancy ranging in the mid-forties.

Income directly affects ones health because wealthier people can afford the resources that protect and improve health. In contrast to many low-income people, they tend to have jobs that are more stable and flexible.

These jobs provide good benefits like paid leave, health insurance and worksite wellness programs. They also tend to have fewer occupational hazards.

More affluent people have more disposable income and can afford medical care and a healthy lifestyle — benefits that also extend to their children.

However, it is easy to imagine ...
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