Link round-up: How to prepare your body for the retirement-era
Some people will last longer than others but on the whole, getting older places additional strains on your body. You do have to make lifestyle changes – and this is what today is all about.
There have been a few interesting links pop up recently so if you are planning for retirement, and want to look after your body accordingly, here are six resources we have collected to help you on your way.
Link #1 – Your new exercise regime
Like it or not, your exercise regime will need to change as you reach retirement age. Sure, it’s by no means an automatic switch, but over time your needs will change.
In truth, everyone’s regime is going to be a little different. This first link provides a good starting point though, showing fourteen different exercises that won’t place unnecessary strain on your body, but will boost your strength and balance.
Many of these are home-based exercises so naturally, if you already own a gym membership, they might be a little too easy for you. For anyone who is worried about going a bit too “couch potato” though – read this.
Link #2 – Looking after your mental health
A lot about growing older is looking after your physical health. As we have all learned recently, something which has become much more prominent in the press is your mental state.
Again, your needs adapt as you get older, and this next link just provides a few pointers to help you along. It’s by no means the replacement for a trained professional, but it’s something that just provides a bit of insight on what you need to be looking out for as you grow into the retirement era.
Link #3 – How to make a happy marriage in your retirement
This next point perhaps isn’t discussed as much as it really should be. If some stats are to be believed, a lot of couples struggle to make it through the retirement era. They’re not used to spending so much time with each other, and it becomes difficult to balance each other’s new needs and demands.
There are only six pointers in this piece from Psychology Today, but they are valuable and should help you understand your plight a bit more.
Link #4 – Making sure you live in the right place
This infographic caught our attention as it shows where the bulk of recently retired people live. What the answer? It’s Florida.
The point of this resource isn’t to namedrop the Sunshine State – but just to reiterate the importance of researching where you spend those latter years. You don’t want to spend it around youthful parties, and spending it in areas where there are very similar demographics will probably do you much more good.
Link #5 – The best anti-aging foods for your body
This final link is supposedly targeted for women but in our eyes, the content is applicable to either sex.
We all want to look younger, and turning to food is one of the easiest ways to do this. This link shows 30 of the best anti-aging foods you can turn to, to just bolster your appearance somewhat.