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February 26, 2012

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength


Rant and Tip for February 26, 2012

Quote: “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”  Betty Friedan

Aging really is not a lost youth, we can learn so much if we take the time to reflect back on our past. I also do find that it does offer many new opportunities and well as far as strength there is both physical and mental strength that can be gained.

You may know by now that my feeling is that our age should not affect how fit we are. Fitness can be achieved at any age. Now that may be a different type of fit than when we were in our twenties. You many not run as fast or be as physically strong but you can still be fit.

As we get older and health challenges crop up whether due to lack of exercise of just the body breaking down it becomes more important to take the proper precautions. My father is retired now and I often wondered if Medicare Part A and Part B is sufficient enough.  I fear not! This is where advantage plans from the government comes in. Many people that have retired have acquired a supplemental plan and find it to be very beneficial. The rising cost of health care and the reduction of benefits that seems to be hitting all of us are staggering. If you do not have a supplemental plan you may want to look into is.

In doing my research I found the National Institute on Aging to be most helpful. It had a fountain of information and had featured topics that ranged from the food on your plate to an article on Alzheimer’s.  We need to make wise decisions regarding our health and fitness as we get older and getting the information to make those decisions is the first step.

Have a great day!

Tip: The more you read the more informed you will be.

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