The move toward preventative health care is growing. More and more people are focusing on maintaining or even improving their good health rather than simply waiting and reacting to the symptoms and conditions of poor health when they occur. New digital technologies, increased awareness of ancient exercise methodologies, and advanced knowledge of nutrition supplementation are all “trending” as ways in which people are aiming to stay healthy now. And, interestingly, seniors are embracing them all!
The late ex-chef and professional traveler Anthony Bourdain once wrote, “Food is everything we are.” It makes sense. So much of our personal, familial and even national identity is inseparably connected with the cuisine that we love. And, more and more, food is also becoming a driving force, no pun intended, on where we go … and where we live.
In the last decade or so, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Age Wave, a consulting firm specializing in issues related to aging, have co-launched a variety of studies to learn more about the goals, attitudes, and desires of today’s retirees. In a 2013 study, one of the most commonly expressed wishes among seniors was a yearning to leave a legacy—and not just of the real estate or monetary kind. 75% of respondents said that it was important for them to be able to pass along their values and life lessons.
There’s More in Common than You Think.
Although there’s a gap in generations, today’s seniors and millennials share a similar desire to downsize, declutter, and simplify their homes and finances.… Read More
According to US News, a new study found that seniors who regularly take walks may experience benefits specifically related to brain health and cognition. The study found that adults over the age of 60 years old struggling with memory issues were better able to focus and process information if they walked more than 4,000 steps in one day, or roughly two miles. Check out the article for more information, and be sure to consult your physician prior to beginning any exercise regimen.… Read More