Aging Well

Find tips for staying mentally, physically and emotionally healthy and happy as you age.

Life and life after retirement is better when you feel great. And while aging isn’t anyone’s favorite thing in the world, it is getting better all the time. Many are living younger, longer, and better lives than ever before.

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3 Biggest Retirement Fears and How to Beat Them

Spiders. Snakes. The dark. Clowns. It’s likely that you have at least one of these fears. However, if you are near retirement age, then what scares you most is perhaps more menacing and real than any of those things. Transamerica recently published a new survey that lists the greatest retirement fears. Wouldn’t it be nice…

June 29, 2020
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What Is Your Medicaid Eligibility?

As we plan our retirement, most of us are concerned about whether or not we will be able to fund out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Medicaid is one option for people who have very little income and assets. Millions of low-income Americans have access to health or nursing coverage through Medicaid, including elderly adults. But some retirees…

June 29, 2020
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Loneliness Is as Dangerous as Smoking and Stress

Research shows that feeling lonely is a big risk factor for heart attack, clogged arteries, and stroke.  In fact, the dangers of loneliness are on par with obesity, light smoking, and anxiety.  A study published in the British medical research journal BMJ found that feeling lonely, or being socially isolated, increases your risk by 29%…

June 26, 2020

65 Funny Quotes About Getting Older and Quotes About Aging

These funny quotes about getting older and quotes about aging should serve as inspiration for enjoying this remarkable time of life. Funny Quotes About Getting Older “Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” Kitty O’Neill Collins “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things…

June 18, 2020
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The American Heart Association Recommends 10,000 Steps a Day or About Five Miles of Walking

Walking is relatively easy and it is key to your good health.  The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day (about five miles of walking). Does that sound like a lot?  It might actually not be necessary to walk that far. The American Heart Association Recommendations Heart health is important. The American Heart Association…

June 16, 2020
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Live Each Day: 4 Tips From the Science of Happiness

Jim McCarthy is a successful Silicon Valley executive who worked for Yahoo! as employee number 258 and grew up with the industry. In 2013 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He decided right then to live each day with purpose. In the process, he wrote a best-selling book with lessons for people in all stages…

June 11, 2020
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Retirement in the Time of Coronavirus: 18 Tips for How to Plan Your Future Amid this Health Crisis

Here are 18 tips for planning your retirement future amid this health crisis. From evaluating your finances to staying sane and healthy, this is the guide.

April 2, 2020

Podcast: Doc G — Financial Independence’s Impact on Health

Episode 37 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Doc G — a financially independent physician, podcaster and author — around the topics of financial independence, the transition to retirement, purpose and health. Listen Now: Don’t miss out on future episodes: subscribe on iTunes subscribe on Stitcher And, join our private Facebook Group to…

March 31, 2020
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Retirement Stories: Cancer’s Demise? How Meaning Can Be Found in Odd Places

What you do in retirement can sometimes be surprising. What follows are some important, wild or wacky recent retirement stories meant to inform and inspire you. Purpose Can Be Found in Odd (Though Heartwarming) Endeavors In 2016, at over the age of 100, Alfred Date was Australia’s oldest living man. He found his purpose in…

January 8, 2020
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Retirement Stories: The Latest, Wild, Wacky, Profound and Heartwarming News About Retirement and Aging

We are starting a running list of retirement related stories from around the internet: the latest, wild, wacky, profound, exciting or heartwarming news about retirement and aging. Do you have a retirement story you think belongs here? Email us! Aging is… Optional? David Sinclair is a Harvard professor who made Time Magazine’s list of of…

November 20, 2019

Aging Well: Walk Away from Aging and 7 Other New Health Tips for Seniors

Aging well is key to your quality of life in retirement. Here are 8 new health tips for seniors. We think you will find this health news really useful or interesting. Walk Away from Dementia, Literally Many recent studies have found that exercise — even just simply walking — is the best way to avoid…

October 23, 2019
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12 Tips for a Healthy Retirement and Making the Most of Medicare

Medicare is a hugely popular program, providing health coverage to the vast majority of Americans over 65. Here are a few tricks for taking care of your health and making the most of Medicare… 1. Understand Your Medicare Options Once you turn 65, you need to make choices about your Medicare coverage. Will you choose:…

May 21, 2019
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Getting Old: Ideas for Delaying the Onset, Reasons to Look Forward to It and Ways to Prepare

Getting old is not all fun and games.  However,  it is not nearly as dismal as you might think, assuming you follow a few guidelines.  Furthermore, it can actually be enormously beneficial for you to think about growing old. Contemplating your future as an older person can: Help you create a better plan and make…

February 21, 2018
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Dementia Rates Are Declining in the United States

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of adults in the United States with dementia (including Alzheimer’s) fell from 11.6% to 8.8%.  In addition, the Framingham study (a long-running research project in one small, largely-white well-off community)  found that dementia rates have fallen by about 20% in every…

January 11, 2018

How Aging and Retirement Will Change in 2017 and Beyond

As baby boomers, retirees today are the generation of change.  Experts predict that aging and retirement will evolve tremendously in the near future. Many of the predictions outlined below were culled from from Next Avenue’s list of Influencer’s in Aging.  They named 50 thought leaders on aging and asked, “If you could change one thing…

October 27, 2016
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How to Plan for Healthcare Costs in Retirement: How Much Do You Need in 2016?

Retirement planning is hard. You have to account for 20-30 years of expenses that are difficult to predict and make sure you have enough money to pay for them. How to plan for healthcare costs in retirement is particularly challenging. These costs continue to rise and it is difficult to know what kind of care…

September 1, 2016
Exercise

The Importance of Exercise for Older Adults

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies start to break down–including decreasing body alignment, muscle atrophy, weight gain, and more. But it isn’t just the outside of our bodies that we should be concerned with, says Ray Margiano, CEO and founder of Foot Solutions and Balance Walking. Inactivity, as you age, has a…

December 14, 2015
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Health Costs for Retirees Are On the Rise—Here’s What You Need to Know

What goes up, must come down.  Right…? Actually the adage is wrong when it comes to healthcare costs! Healthcare costs are on the rise, again.  They continue to go up, Up, UP, UUUPPPPPPP! American retirees will need to save more for health care related expenses than they have in recent years, forcing many to plan…

December 1, 2015
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Expert Interview: The Importance of Medical Alert Systems for Retirees

The idea of falling in your home and being unable to call for help is a nerve-wracking prospect. Every year, over 250,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures, with 95% of those being caused by falling. From weakened bones to dizziness caused by medication, there are countless reasons a retiree…

December 1, 2015

Staying Healthy for Retirement

According to a Merrill Lynch study, more than 80% of today’s retirees say health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement, meaning that the majority value good health even over financial security. 98 tips for a Healthy and Wealthy Retirement Here are 98 retirement tips and tricks. Explore useful advice for a healthy,…

September 30, 2015
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Expert Interview with Chad Tew about Advances in Longevity

If you’re on a quest to find the fountain of youth, the good news is that the journey starts and ends with you. “The tried-and-true techniques are still the best: don’t smoke, maintain a healthy weight, get up and move, live a life of moderation, and maintain meaningful connections to people you care about,” says…

July 12, 2015

Retirement Planning: Why You Should Use Your Health Savings Account to Save for Retirement

It’s no surprise that paying for health care expenses — Americans’ greatest financial concern — can quickly deplete retirement savings. Today, health care costs for retirees average more than $9,000 annually, according to CNN Money. Based on the average life expectancy in the U.S. (78.8 years), that means you could pay more than $124,000 in…

December 17, 2014
Stay active in retirement

4 Ways to Stay Active in Retirement

Retirement is the time to relax and enjoy a slower pace, but you still need to remain active in order to stay healthy. Sir Isaac Newton said that a body at rest tends to stay at rest while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. The more often you get up and get…

November 28, 2014

5 Health Tips for Your Happy Retirement

Almost all of today’s retirees — 81 percent — say that good health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement.  This according to “Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown,” a study conducted by Merrill Lynch. Protecting your health in retirement means staying as active and stimulated as possible. Sitting still isn’t…

November 12, 2014

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