Live Longer and and Richer in Retirement With These Minor Lifestyle Changes
Just a simple reminder based on recent research. Now this may all seem like common sense, but it drives home an important point: You have some control over your habits and your health, and simple changes can dramatically increase your standard of living.
According to data recently analyzed by HealthyCapital, a 45-year-old man with a chronic condition like high blood pressure “can save an average of $3,285 annually over his lifetime” by making adjustments like taking his medications as prescribed and cutting back on his sodium intake. “To put this into perspective, if this person invested the annual savings into a typical retirement portfolio, he could generate an additional $100,348 for retirement by age 65,” the report finds (that’s assuming a six percent annual return). Even better? The man’s life expectancy also increased by three years.
Other helpful habits that can improve your health and your wealth likely won’t surprise you: The report emphasizes exercising for at least 30 minutes, five days a week; moderating your alcohol intake; and cutting out tobacco usage, if you haven’t yet. And of course, don’t forget a carefree lifestyle, avoid stress, and have a positive outlook, smile always, give and be kind always will go a LONG way! Let’s all enjoy our long and happy retirement!