Weekly Digest: Good Health During Retirement Matters
October is Long Term Care Planning Month. To celebrate the importance of this event, this week’s roundup will focus on several elderly health-related links. Understanding the long term care industry means placing health as a top priority in retirement planning – we’d want you to be in tip-top shape when you enter the golden years!
Could Medical Marijuana Help Baby Boomers Get the Most Out of Retirement?
Had some weed today? According to Christopher Ingraham, in a Washington Post featured on The Cannabist, pot could make the elderly have a happier, healthier, and productive retirement life. Because of medical marijuana, overall health has been recorded to improve, with a boost to employment opportunities and increased exercise routines as a result of higher pain tolerance. Also, Ingraham pointed out that Medicare prescriptions of elderly drugs fell in states that embraced medical marijuana laws.
Humans May Not Be Able to Live Past 125
Nathaniel Scharping, in a post for Discover Magazine, wrote about the latest results of a study conducted by a group of researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The study revealed, even with healthcare improvements, that human lifespan is capped at the age of 125 years. The stated limit emphasizes the need for maintaining good health and support from long term care insurance.
Aging is a Gut Reaction
Elroy Lee’s post for The McGill Daily discusses the importance for people to be aware of “inflamm-aging,” or low-grade inflammation that commonly occurs during aging. Lee suggests that maintaining a whole grain and high fiber content diet may help the elderly from having this type of inflammation, and possibly, increase life spans as well.
Fitness in the Golden Years
Age is just a number when it comes to physical fitness. Caroline McKean’s post for The Roanoker lists down several easy – yet effective – ways for the elderly to stay in shape during retirement. Additionally, McKean stresses on “fun” exercises. Keeping fit does not need to stress one out!
Technological Advances Disrupting the Fitness Industry
Fitness technology can help the elderly with their exercises. An Athletic Business post by Stuart Goldman lists down several tech advancements that even retirees can benefit from. From wearables to monitor one’s progress to mobile apps to book exercise classes, keeping fit is “smarter” today.
We hope that these links can help you more in understanding the long term care industry. Stay fit, everyone!