Today I read more evidence published across the media emphasising how exercise can improve your chances of staying healthy into your pensionable life.
It’s been said before and I can reiterate here, if you maintain regular physical activity every day you reduce the risk of all the common diseases including the risk if a heart attack by 52%
So why do 70% of the population ignore the evidence, sit at home, over eat, consume convenience food high in salt, trans fats and sugar. I wish I had the answer.
Look at it another way, do nothing! Retire at 65-70, do less start to rack up more visits to the health service for:
Being Overweight,Type2 diabetes, hip problems, eyesight problems, probable early onset of dementia and a gradual increase in poor mobility resulting in you having to go into a care home in your eighties.
I don’t know about you but the idea of 10-15 or 20 years sat in a care home is not my idea of life as a pensioner.
Today I met a really nice chap in the gym when I asked him about his week , he told me…
“I coach to adult martial arts classes and one junior, I’m in two choirs and a drama group, I get to the gym 3 times and walk most days” wow I asked how old are you? He answered 75 next week. How do you fit it all in? It’s my life, you just do.
That’s living after work on a pension