Do Not Diet Dieting creates an artificial environment that is temporary and restrictive in nature. Women who are slim know their body, their appetite and how much to eat. Slim women know this. What are their habits? Slim women live and eat like their habits matter, and they do. They don’t stick to rigid diets, but they do put quality foods with occasional treats on their plates. Eat Vegetables It’s a well-established fact that vegetables provide essential nutrients that support health. Cook Your Food Cooking your own food (or having someone who cooks for you) is the best way to ensure that the food is fresh and not bolstered with additives and preservatives. It’s a habit that was an intrinsic part of past generations, but in today’s hectic life and with the presence of restaurants on nearly every corner, eating at home is a habit that needs to be resurrected if you want to support long term health. Have you maintained a healthy weight up into your 60s and beyond?
Will you have enough money to pay your health care bills in retirement? If so, you may be among a lucky minority, a new report published this month by the United Health Foundation and Alliance for Aging Research suggests.
It found that 62 percent of current retirees age 65 and up have less money in total retirement savings than they are likely to need for their future health costs alone. And nearly three-fourths of workers between 50 and 64 are doing no better.
Health costs in retirement: The numbers
Part of the problem is that many of us have little idea of how expensive retiree health care can be. Fully 50 percent of retirees and 36 percent of workers surveyed said they didn’t know or had no opinion about how much money they’d need to pay for it.
The new report, “Preparing for Health Care Costs in Retirement,” bases its cost figures on estimates published last August by mutual-fund giant Fidelity Investments. Fidelity projected that a 65-year-old couple retiring today would need $260,000 to cover their health costs for the rest…