Increase Longevity Before Retirement!
Did you know that when life expectancy was calculated long ago, you were only supposed to live until you retired? These days, people are living much longer after retirement.
Because we are living longer, it’s best to take charge of our health by exercising, eating nutritious foods, and developing a healthy wellness plan, so you can enjoy your long retirement.
Don’t look at the big picture, instead start slowly with one thing at a time. Here are a couple of ideas.
- If you drink soda, you can cut down from 4 cans a day to 3, until you can cut it out completely.
- Implement drinking water, if you don’t do that now. Just drink a glass a day, and increase consumption gradually.
- Start walking 10 minutes a day and eventually work your way up to 30 minutes per day.
- Do some weight bearing exercises. Start out with 2 pound dumbbells and work your way up to a heavier weight.
- Slowly start cutting fat and sugar out of your diet, instead of eating a piece of chocolate cake you can have a great piece of fruit. Make a really pretty nutritious, healthy, main course salad with a healthy salad dressing a couple times a week.
- If you are in debt, find a way to slowly pay off your credit card bills. Start a savings and put a little bit in each week.
- If you drink alcohol, start by drinking a little less until you can avoid it completely.
52 New Habits!
Start by setting just one goal for the first week.
After you set the goal, gradually add additional habits each week over the course of a year.
By tracking your progress, you’ll have 52 new healthy habits as part of your lifestyle.
Remember, feeling overwhelmed can hinder progress, so focus on taking it one step at a time.
Prioritizing our well-being is crucial, especially if you want to enjoy life to the fullest with loved ones.
Maintaining an excellent quality of life is paramount, so it’s important to take care of your body now to reap the benefits in the future.
It’s Never Too Late!
Charles highlighted a concerning trend that since 1980, obesity rates have doubled.
Additionally, a staggering 92.2% of people over 65 grapple with chronic diseases.
40% of those over 60 rely on five or more medications daily.
Inactivity stands as a significant contributor to mortality.
That said, it’s never too late to prioritize your own health and wellness.
Whether you’re already enjoying retirement or approaching that milestone, congratulations!
If you haven’t focused on cultivating a healthy lifestyle, now is the perfect time to start by “getting active“.
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