The best ways to sustain or improve physical, mental and financial wellbeing in your pre and post retirement years are sometimes the simplest.
If you’re in, or are approaching retirement you may be surprised to know when it comes to living a longer, healthier life the best methods are often easy tasks you can turn into everyday habits and routine.
Here are five tips to help you sustain health and create financial freedom in the years to come.
Information gathered from the Australian Medical Association shows that regular exercise has potential to:
The Department of Health and Ageing recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise five days a week, and that time can be divided into 10 to 15 minute slots of activity.
Individual or group exercise may include:
You can locate activities near you via Active Ageing Australia if you’re looking for ideas.
While many health issues can be aided with physical activity, you may need to talk with your doctor, podiatrist, physiotherapist or local fitness centre about the type and amount of activity you can do.
The Department of Health and Ageing has some great tips on different exercise activities and where to start.
Making time for regular check-ups is a great way to take care of your overall health and is a smart preventative measure to check for any issues before they escalate.
Researchers believe many age-related changes are in fact lifestyle related. Memory loss, for instance, can reportedly be improved by 30 to 50 per cent simply by keeping the brain active.
Some ways to sustain mental simulation include:
Staying motivated is important so choosing hobbies or physical activities you enjoy, and even having a buddy you can team up with may make it more fun.
By keeping up a regular routine and social connectedness you’re more likely to maintain a greater sense of wellbeing. There are also social support services that can help you to maintain an active social life by having someone visit you in your home, or by arranging visits and outings in the community.
With Australians having one of the longest life expectancies in the world today, one of the catches is that a longer retirement will cost you more.
According to an AMP/NATSEM report, the reality is the majority of Australians won’t have enough savings to live comfortably when they retire.
It’s important to think about your finances as well as your health as both will affect how comfortably your current and future lifestyle will be.
Planning ahead can make the world of difference and remember, it’s never too late to get physically and financially fit.
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