Planning for a comfortable retirement does not have to be stressful. Retirement shouldn’t be challenging, either, so why make getting there even more difficult? A retirement planning service can offer healthy retirement tips to ensure that retirees experience a fiscally and physically sound retirement. They will consider all elements of a retiree’s life, and provide peace of mind with the knowledge that they have not forgotten a single part of the senior’s life plan. In order to choose the most effective retirement planning service to meet the client’s needs, ensure that the retirement plan covers all areas of life, including:
You can follow a healthy diet and exercise until you are blue in the face (please don’t do that though – it’s just an expression), and your body will never achieve that sinewy, conditioned look you see in the pages of fitness magazines. Before you assume those chiseled-looking bods of the men and women who grace the magazines’ pages is the result of Photo Shopped images, you should be aware that the look that you admire, and perhaps covet, comes from weight training.
“Oh… weight training” you say glumly. But… wait a minute – before you stop reading and go no further, because, although you know you’re interested in looking good and getting a primo workout to your muscles and lungs, you may shudder to think that you will end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well this article will dispel that myth right now.
Not so long ago, the medical honchos told us that eating nuts was not good for our health. We believed them because they are, after all, the medical gurus, and we are just mortal men and women. Besides, if you think about it, what possible redeeming value could a peanut butter and jelly sandwich be, or, if you are really decadent and like swirling your tablespoon around in the Jif bottle and delivering yourself a big mouthful of that creamy or crunchy goodness? They shamed us into believing peanut butter was a no-no.
The common belief is that you must drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water daily to stay healthy. In fact, health magazines or websites all seem to promote this thought. As a matter of fact, this age-old suggestion to drink eight glasses of water a day was simply a guideline and not based on any scientific evidence. We see many people carrying around bottled water, and, where pop was once a staple in everyone’s diet, water has now superseded soda or pop, even Gatorade, which many use to replenish fluids and electrolytes that are lost during intense exercise sessions.
Our world is crammed full of statistics, and, a good many of them are related to our short-term and long-term health. The latest surveys show that Americans are living longer. Well… hooray to that factoid, and to know that we have a longer life expectancy might just fulfill our every dream and allow us to check off every last bucket list item.
But, the other statistics don’t paint such a rosy picture. Even if you don’t have any health-related genetic issues, and are relatively healthy, it is logical to assume that the older you are, the more likely that long-term care is in the cards for you. Even if you are blessed with good health now, a chronic condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or even a history of lackluster diet and exercise habits, could severely debilitate you in later years, thus necessitating long-term care.
Did you know?
- 70% of people who reach the age of 65 can expect to need some form of long-term care during their lifetime?
- Women outlive men by about five years on average, so they are likely to be living solo in the home once their spouse has passed away?
- Disability from an accident or chronic illness accounts for many needing long-term care? Between the ages of 40-50, 8% of people have a disability which might require long-term care services and after age 90, the percentage jumps to a whopping 69%.