Life Expectancy in the U.S.

Scripted’s talented community of freelance writers have a variety of expertise and specialties. While many of our customers hire writers to execute their content marketing strategy, our writers deliver high-quality content in many formats. You can find content writers, blog writers, ghostwriters, and SEO writers all with experience in your niche.

The following is a an example of a Healthcare and Sciences blog post:


Life Expectancy Fact Sheet Issue 04/17/2017

LIFE EXPECTANCY IN THE U.S.

Life expectancy in the U.S. is declining for the first time since 1993.

What can be done to prevent chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases can be prevented through:

  • Being informed
  • Having regular physical exams
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Getting regular exercise

What is the current state of life expectancy in the U.S.?

In 2015, life expectancy at birth for the total population was 78.8 years, a decrease of 0.1 years from 2014. This disturbing trend affects all Americans regardless of their age, sex, race, or ethnicity.

How does life expectancy in the U.S. compare to other countries?

Life expectancy in the U.S. ranks 26th among developed countries. More Americans are dying earlier than people in other developed countries due to worsening health conditions and chronic disease-related deaths.

Why are more Americans dying earlier?

More Americans appear to be dying earlier from chronic disease, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, influenza and pneumonia, chronic lower respiratory conditions, and other chronic conditions that are preventable.

How can doctors help?

Visit your doctor for annual check-ups. They can perform physical exams and other tests to identify chronic diseases in their early stages or to prevent them completely. Also, they may recommend immunizations, cancer screenings, and diabetes prevention to help detect diseases earlier.

How should you eat to improve health?

Follow these healthy eating habits for life to prevent chronic disease:

  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Avoid empty calories
  • Don’t overeat
  • Consume less than 10% of daily calories from added sugars and saturated fats
  • Consume less than 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium daily
  • Consume alcohol in moderation - 1 drink/day for women, 2 drinks/day for men

What kinds of foods should you eat to stay healthy?

Eat these healthy foods to stay healthy:

  • Wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains (i.e., whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, and oats)
  • Lean unprocessed meats, poultry, and omega-3 rich fish
  • Low-fat or fat-free dairy (or dairy alternatives)
  • Tasty nuts and seeds (i.e., almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds)
  • Healthy fats and oils (i.e., extra-virgin olive oil, coconut, and canola)

For Further Information

To learn more about life expectancy, chronic disease, and how to stay healthy check out the following resources:

Mortality in the United States, 2015: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db267.htm

Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/index.htm

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/

Can a healthy diet help?

Eating a healthy diet can prevent most chronic diseases. Maintaining a healthy body weight reduces the risk of many serious chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.


Erin H.

Erin H.

Michigan, United States

I am a professional writer and content developer. I hold a Master of Science in Professional Writing from New York University School of Professional Studies. Additionally, I hold a BBA in Management and have studied Fashion Management and Marketing. As an undergrad, I studied ...

Jobs Completed 1 Customer Ratings 0 Job Success 1/1 (100%)

Other content marketing examples from Erin H.

Migraine and Anxiety: The Crazy Cycle and Ways to Break It

MIGRAINE AND ANXIETY: THE CRAZY CYCLE AND WAYS TO BREAK ITPosted by Erin Hunt | Jan 25, 2017 | 86...