Editors Note: This week, we will be featuring a guest writer, Louis Mack. Louis is a freelance writer, and independent contractor for NewRetirement.
While there’s no such thing as the Fountain of Youth, there are many factors that go into maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to promote longevity during retirement. Let’s face it, we’re all aware of the basic dos & don’ts when it comes to taking care of ourselves but as we age it’s important to adapt our diet, nutrition and exercise regime in order to stay healthy and active.
While many consider retirement as a time to slow down and relax by stepping away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, its actually the time you’ve earned to explore new adventures and spend time doing things that you love. In order to do this, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital as age affects our bones and muscles. Below are some recommendations on what you can do in order to reduce stress, and prevent disease while staying active.
Along with maintaining healthy stress levels, a healthy diet is an essential element to maintaining a youthful lifestyle. The value of food has long been associated with preventative medicine. By making a few adjustments to your basic diet, you can improve the chances of living a longer/healthier life.
Keeping you mind active and engaged is the key element to maintaining good mental health during retirement.
As soon as we reach adulthood, our skin starts to show signs of aging. As we reach retirement, certain skin care products and regimes are much more important than when we were younger.
Last but not least. Older individuals over the age of 65 who engage in a healthy sexual lifestyle during retirement are 50% more likely to feel happier and content with life rather than those that remain celibate. A healthy libido is closely related to a perceived quality of life while maintaining a higher level of physical, emotional, and mental health as we grow older.
While retirement can have a sudden and stressful impact on marriage, it’s important to combat this by creating a lifestyle that takes each other’s feelings into account while planning out a retirement strategy. With a little hard work and patience, couples who spend a lot of time together during retirement can enjoy their time together by create a mutually enjoyable environment.
Author Bio – Louis Mack is a freelance writer, and independent contractor for NewRetirement. As an avid family man with a passion for life, he enjoys fishing with his son while exploring the great outdoors and reading in his spare time.