What’s the most important element of a happy retirement? According to surveyed retirees, 81% say it’s good health. With over 40 million Americans clocking in at age 65 and above, it’s a better time than ever to know how to stay in tip-top shape for retirement. Here are a couple ways you’ll be able to improve your retirement living.
What’s the best way to great health? Low stress. Living a relaxed lifestyle in a safe neighborhood can really help to improve your overall health and wellness. Your new home should make you feel safe and comfortable, so you can focus on the things that really matter. When finding the real estate for your retirement, scope out the surrounding area and get a feel for the kind of places that will make you feel like the next chapter is a bright one.
Another way you can ensure your new home promotes a healthy lifestyle is to track down the nearest fitness center. In a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if you’re over the age of 65 and you want to stay healthy and fit, you should be getting two and a half hours of moderately intense aerobic activity every week, with muscle training twice weekly. This may seem like a lot, but with the right support and training, getting into a routine can be easy and stress-free. These fitness centers can also help advise you on what kind of diet you’ll need to get the most out of your healthy retirement.
Check out what kind of resources are available through your chosen network, be it a retirement living center or a residential neighborhood with a vibrant community.