For Healthy Aging Month, Be the Best Version of Yourself!
Aging is inevitable, so why not put your best put forward and enjoy the journey?
If you stopped playing tennis or competing in half-marathons because you felt like you were getting too old, start living your life based on how you feel — not your birthdate.
September is Healthy Aging Month — a time to embrace the different aspects of aging and find ways to incorporate healthier habits and practices into your daily routine to help you live life to the fullest. These healthy habits and practices don’t have to end once October rolls around. Here are a few ideas to keep the spirit of Healthy Aging Month all year long:
- Accentuate the positive. If you’re happy and you know it, show it in your everyday actions and conversations. Catch yourself complaining? Change the conversation to something more encouraging. And while you’re at it, ditch the downer friends. Surround yourself with people who have an upbeat attitude and a rosy outlook on life.
- Watch what you eat. According to the CDC, a healthy diet can help boost immunity, lower your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and may even help you live longer. A heart-healthy diet focuses on whole grains, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables while avoiding trans and saturated fats and excess salt and sugar. Try adopting more nutritious eating habits to support your overall well-being.
- Conquer loneliness. Rather than spending time missing friends or family, take action to shake those feelings of seclusion. Pick up the phone to catch up with an old friend, invite your family over for a meal or find a new class or activity to occupy your time and meet like-minded people.
- Check in with your doctors. Whether it’s a visit to the optometrist, your annual physical or a dental exam, don’t neglect regular medical check-ups. If there are symptoms you’ve been ignoring, schedule a check-up to put your mind at ease. Don’t put your health on hold. Remember, many diseases are treatable if caught early on.
- Walk the walk. Research has shown a profound link between a sedentary lifestyle and increased frequency of obesity, breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. When the weather permits, lace up your tennis shoes and hit the park or the sidewalks for a stroll. Not only can physical activity help improve your overall health, it can also help you maintain your ability to live independently at home for years to come.
Adopt a new financial approach
Whether you’re nearing retirement or newly retired, you may be contemplating all the ways you want to spend your newfound time away from the office. And to best enjoy that time, you need the funds to support your retirement lifestyle. For older homeowners, a reverse mortgage loan may help increase your financial peace of mind.
This financial tool allows you to leverage the equity you’ve built up in your home, all while still living in it and retaining ownership. You may access the funds as a lump sum, monthly payments or a line of credit that’s available if and when you need it. As with any mortgage, you must meet your loan obligations, keep current with property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. Borrowers who elect a fixed rate loan will receive a single disbursement lump sum payment. Other payment options are available only for adjustable rate mortgages.
To learn more, a loan specialist from Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF) will walk you through the process and answer your questions to help decide if you’re the right candidate. Call RMF today at (888) 277-1567 to set up an appointment to discuss your financial future.
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