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Retirement- Some Thoughts…

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Considering retiring early?  Here is a terrific article on some items to consider regarding your retirement.

http://www.aol.com/article/finance/2016/10/03/5-retirement-milestones-you-should-know-about/21485391/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&

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Retiring Later May Help Prevent Dementia

 

Retiring Later May Help Prevent Dementia, Study Finds.

A recent study in France showed that there is a decreased risk for dementia for each year you postpone retirement. Nearly half a million adults in France were studied (apparently, France keeps very detailed medical records). Working helps keep us physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged. The saying is true: if you don’t use it, you just might loose it.

It was noted, that some seniors are just as busy during retirement. It is possible to continue to keep your brain active. You can volunteer, take a college class, or learn a new skill.  The point is, in whatever you decide to do, be consistent.  Do not go back to sitting around watching TV and living a sedentary life-style.

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The Elderly and Nature

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The benefits of gardening and spending time in nature are abundant. They are particularly important for older adults.

Some experts believe that spending time with nature can:

  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Boost your immune function (both protecting you from disease and help you recover quicker from illness)
  • Reduce your stress level

Other benefits of spending time in nature include:

  • Getting exercise
  • Exposure to vitamin D from sunlight
  • A possible reduction in seasonal depression from natural light

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