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Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection for Runners
Popular Pastimes:Off-road running, sprinting, triathlons, marathons, half-marathons, ultra marathons, trail running
Possible Risks: Falls, stress injuries, environmental factors
Additional Considerations: Group, solo, frequency, experience
Life Insurance for runners should be available at normal terms with most insurers. You may find it interesting to look at the VitalityLife insurance policy that offers discounted premiums for those who lead a healthy lifestyle. Discounts are accrued through linked accounts between your insurance policy, fitness tracker (Polar, Garmin, Fitbit, etc), online non-smoker declarations and attending events such as Park Runs. These policies can also offer discounts at Evans cycles, The Sweatshop, Garmin, Polar, British Airways, Eurostar amongst many more, purely based upon your activity levels. Please see the infographic further down the page for more information on this policy.
If you are a professional runner you should also find that most insurers will offer you Life Insurance at standard terms.
Critical Illness Cover
Critical Illness Insurance for runners will also generally be available at standard terms. Insurers will be interested in your general health and medical history which can impact upon any of the policies that you apply for. Again, the VitalityLife Serious Illness policy can be highly beneficial to those leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The same policy benefits apply as to that gained with the Life Insurance policy.
Professional runners are likely to get Critical Illness Cover at normal terms with many insurers. You may however find that Total and Permanent Disability may not be offered.
Income Protection for runners will typically be available at normal terms. If you have previously suffered any significant injuries due to your active lifestyle it is possible that the Income Protection policy will exclude claims relating to the previous area of injury.
Professional runners will need to place their Income Protection with a specialist insurer who can consider the cover. Professional sportspeople are reviewed more closely for Income Protection policies as the very nature of your occupation places you at a higher risk of injury that can cause significant periods of time off work while you recuperate.
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- Intense running produces lactic acid which can cause a burning sensation in the muscles and breastmilk to taste sour
- It takes approximately 22 minutes of running to burn off a chocolate bar
- Every step that you take while running uses 200 muscles
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