Category Archives: Retirement Health

Finance Friday: Get Creative, Live Longer!

A study published in the June issue of the Journal of Aging and Health found that creativity leads to longer life. Researchers determined that so-called “openness,” which measures a person’s cognitive flexibility and willingness to embrace new ideas, can reduce … Continue reading

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Run for Your Life (Literally)!

A recent study from Denmark shows that jogging between 1-2 hours per week, at a slow pace, can add 5-6 years to your life expectancy. If you decide to go this route, be sure to get some high-quality running shoes. … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: The Wisdom of the Aged (Really!)

A recent survey of 100 centenarians (folks who are age 100 or older) revealed five keys to a long, healthy and happy life. Those five items included: exercise, laughter, spiritual activity (such as worship or prayer), social connections (with family … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Lowering Retirement Healthcare Costs

The number one concern regarding retirement security in various surveys is rising healthcare costs. Bureau of Labor statistics show healthcare costs as a percentage of household expenses rise from 8% in our 50s to 15% in our 70s—nearly doubling! But … Continue reading

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Overeating: Not Good for the Goose or the Gander as We Age

There’s more and more research showing that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. For your heart, good nutrition and exercise lead to lower weight, less chance of stroke, reduced risk of diabetes, and less risk … Continue reading

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Finance Friday: Fruits and Nuts for Better Mental Health

Mom was right; eating our fruits and vegetables really is good for us—especially as we age. Research indicates that fruits and veggies that are rich in color may carry strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are especially … Continue reading

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A Mile a Day Helps Keep Alzheimer’s Away

A study published in the journal Neurology in 2010 indicates that walking one mile a day significantly lowers your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease (dementia)—by about 50%! Not bad for taking a short walk each day. The study found that … Continue reading

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