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Ten Health Tips for Retirees

As a retiree it can take some time to get into the groove of your new lifestyle. It is important to consider your finances at this stage of your life, and many retirees are getting into SMSF s to help live with greater financial freedom. But what can a retiree do to improve their health?

Here are the top ten health tips for retiree’s:

1. Be Aware Of Your Weight

It is important for your overall health to pay close attention to your weight. With a healthy weight you avoid serious health concerns down the road. After speaking with your physician you should have a better idea as to your ideal weight.

2. Frequent Exercise

Consistent and frequent exercise can keep you in good shape, help keep your weight at a healthy level, as well as help you avoid common health problems such as heart disease. Exercise can include a number of different activities such as a brisk walk, mountain hiking, swimming, cycling and even jogging depending on your health. Take it slow with the exercise to make sure you are not straining yourself. Instead, slowly build up momentum as you go along.

3. Stop smoking!

Smoking is one of the worst habits that anyone at any age can form, but it is especially dangerous with senior citizens. If you have been smoking your entire life you may think it is impossible to quit, but there’s never a better time to stop than right now.

4. Physicals

Routine physicals are essential for senior citizens. You need to regularly check your cholesterol numbers. High cholesterol can be damaging to your heart and other major organs. A healthy diet can help keep these numbers within a normal range.

5. Relax

Retirement is a time for relaxation. It can be hard to adapt to a leisurely lifestyle but learning how to relax is essential to a healthy and happy retirement. Everyone has a different idea of what ‘relaxing’ is, so do whatever you find relaxing.

6. Manage Your Finances

Closely managing your finances, whether you are living on the pension or a self managed super fund, will keep you stress-free during your retirement years.

7. Think Positive

A positive attitude is definitely a part of a healthy lifestyle. Everyone deals with retirement differently but the more positive you are, the happier and healthier you will feel.

8. Get Social

Communication and social skills can really improve your retirement lifestyle. The more social events and activities you take part in, the more friends you will make. Even if you were not heavily involved in a social life prior to your retirement, it may be just what you need to relax.

9. Visit Family

Nothing is more relaxing than spending time with your loved ones. See your children, and especially your grandchildren, as much as you can.

10. Enjoy Your Free Time

Now that you have all this free time, you might as well enjoy it! Start a new hobby, travel the world and experience the best that life has to offer.

Retirement is one of the biggest transitions in modern life, but with these ten tips you will be able to stay healthy for years to come!

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