For some people, retirement planning conjures up images of languid days free from the demands of the daily grind, but for others the prospect of leaving the workforce may be a daunting or even frightening transition.
For most, this major milestone will elicit a mixture of emotions that fall somewhere between anticipation and apprehension. Retirement is, in fact, a complex experience for almost everyone, characterized by gains and losses and tremendous shifts in identity and routines.
As we age, we may begin to notice changes in our ability to maintain good balance. Balancing issues can result in falls and injuries that can immobilize us. For this reason it’s important to incorporate balancing exercises into our daily routine. Listed below are a few simple exercises that can strengthen muscles to help maintain good balance.
Staying socially active by joining book clubs or church groups may add years to your life after retirement, a new study suggests.
The more groups a person belongs to in early retirement, the lower their risk of premature death, Australian researchers found. The chance of dying within six years of stopping work was 2 percent for people who were members of two social groups before retiring and stayed in both. If they left one group, their risk of death increased to 5 percent, and it rose to 12 percent if they left both groups.
Coloring-in has long been considered a therapeutic activity suitable for the young and old. Coloring evokes feelings of peace, enjoyment and satisfaction. Revisiting this much loved childhood pastime is well worth the effort.