05 Aug SHAPE UP!
The most important factor affecting the quality of a person’s retirement is assumed to be financial, but it is not; it is maintaining good health.
It is reported that in the U.S. slightly more than half of those turning 65 will have some long-term care needs. It’s going to cost them a lot of money not being in good health.
The average nursing home stay is 2.5 – 3.5 years, but that is after 4 to 5 years of diminished capability and needing help at home. Also, when considering these circumstances it is very easy to underestimate the cost of the stress on the family members, who are the caregivers.
The best investment that people can make in preparing for retirement is to invest in their health. If they are not healthy, then everything else doesn’t matter.
Everyone over 50 should be spending time at least 30 minutes a day on their bodies. It should be the number one daily priority.
Join the rising tide, and start shaping up!