Your healthy-retirement-ideas can make a difference in helping retirement age people achieve a healthy lifestyle. While I have researched the topic and will continue to do so, I need and would greatly appreciate your help in presenting beneficial ideas on maintaining a state of good health.
Good health in retirement is necessary for us to have a quality of life every day of our life for our entire life. Without good health, a happy and joyful life in retirement is a lot more difficult, if not impossible. Good health needs to be a top priority for all of us.
I have managed continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes for more than thirty-five years. I have seen nursing home residents junior to me in chronological age who were totally dependent on others for all their biological functions. Some suffered from conditions that were just bad luck or the result of accident but many could have been prevented or mitigated by an earlier change in lifestyle.
Many will not be spared the pain and suffering of age. Many will live to experience a debilitating, chronic illness that leaves them unable to perform the basic activities of daily living such as eating or going to the bathroom. They may suffer a series of health crises, such as multiple heart attacks, or may suffer from a stroke that leaves them paralyzed and unable to speak. Or they may be crippled by diabetes or diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s dementia. There are no guarantees in life but for many life doesn’t have to end this way.
Many disorders associated with aging can be avoided, or at least significantly reduced, by following simple nutritional guidelines, engaging in a physical fitness program and avoiding behaviors that increase our risk. Prevention is the key. I would like to hear your ideas or experiences in promoting good health. Your contribution will become a web page on this site!
See retirement resource page for references and suggested reading.
Help Other retirees have a healthy retirement and add your tips and Ideas to This Site! Do you have great strategies and experiences maintaining a healthy heart, managing stress, or controling blood pressure? Or maybe you have some special tips on nutritious meals and dietary supplements that you are willing to share.