Finance Friday: Soft Drinks Lead to Hard Knocks as We Age

A 2007 study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association indicates that middle-aged adults who consume one or more soft drinks per day have a 48% higher prevalence of various health-related issues than adults with infrequent soft drink consumption. These health-related issues include obesity, larger waists, diabetes and higher blood pressure. Today’s retirement readiness tip for everyone age 50 and up is to simply give up soft drinks/pop, which will hopefully lead to healthier aging and less expensive healthcare in retirement.


About Mike Wilson

Michael L. Wilson, MBA, CFP®, CRC®, is the owner of Integrity Financial Planning. Prior to founding Integrity in 1998, he worked for two years as a faculty member at the College for Financial Planning in Denver, training other financial advisors. Mike has 10 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, having worked with Fidelity Investments and Invesco Mutual Funds. He holds an MBA in Finance from Baylor University. Learn more about his work at
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