There was a time when the idea of reaching retirement age projected an image of spending your time enjoying some gentle pottering around the garden with perhaps a few relaxing cruises thrown in as reward for years of hard work. Yet society has changed and retirement is no longer seen as the cessation of a healthy and active life.
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With 60 being vaunted as the new 40, this image of a rather sedentary retirement has all but disappeared. Possibly one of the main reasons for this change is better nutrition and health care.
Houses are far easier to manage too. The current generation of 60 year olds has grown up with all the best that domestic technology has to offer and this helps to maintain their longevity. When it comes to improving mobility, they have the best services available from leading companies like Bathing Solutions.
You don’t have to be an Olympic Marathon runner to maintain good physical condition. Most doctors agree that a daily brisk walk should prove to be a highly efficient form of cardio vascular exercise. Bikes are also becoming popular and there is no better way to travel around the countryside than on this two-wheeled transport.
In theory, if you treat your body as a temple you will live a far healthier life. Every week yet another scientific report is published that reveals the high costs of eating bad food. Heart disease and high blood pressure are just a few of the illnesses that can be affected by nutrition, not to mention diabetes.
Vegetables really are the key to vitamin intake and too many chips are not a good thing. If you build up a healthy eating regime you really will see the benefits as you get older.
Mixing with people has always proved to have a positive effect. The more you keep your brain occupied the longer it will serve you. If you are not too tired after a day’s work, join an evening class and you’ll be able to socialise and learn at the same time.
It is vital to have an annual health check from your local GP. The surgery will be able to keep you up to date with all of the most recent preventative vaccines. Shingles is one such virus that can be prevented and it is worth discussing your general healthcare regime with your local practice.