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“The greatest wealth is health.” Virgil

Keep your body fit, your mind challenged and your heart engaged. Your physical limitations will largely affect the extent to which you are able to enjoy your retirement.

The good news is that your quality of life is completely in your control. Studies show that only 20 percent of how we age can be attributed to genes, the remaining 70 percent is determined by our lifestyle choices. You have the power to regulate factors such as diet, exercise, pollutants, health habits and smoking. And generally speaking, retirement allows you more opportunity to spend time on your health. Why not devote a good portion of it to being healthy.

If you think life is too much fun to leave at an early age, the onus is on you to ensure that you do not. The key is to take charge of your health and stay engaged in life so that you use, rather than lose your physical capabilities.

23 11, 2016

The Sands of Time – why activity keeps us young

By |2018-05-28T17:27:19+00:00Nov 23, 2016|Health|0 Comments

You’re getting older. I know you don’t like hearing it, but the fact is that […]

21 11, 2016

Your inner world determines the quality of your outer world

By |2016-12-01T09:26:19+00:00Nov 21, 2016|Health|0 Comments

Our Inner world is a reflective reaction to the outer world

Our habitual thoughts, way of […]

14 11, 2016

Where are you living?

By |2016-12-01T09:26:19+00:00Nov 14, 2016|Health|0 Comments

When it comes to finding a home at the right address, estate agents emphasise the […]

9 11, 2016

How to Have Your Bread and Eat It Too!

By |2018-05-28T17:30:21+00:00Nov 9, 2016|Health|0 Comments

Humans are hard-wired for pleasure. Most of our passions and ambitions are centred on the […]

20 10, 2016

How to eat like a Mediterranean

By |2018-05-28T17:31:20+00:00Oct 20, 2016|Health|0 Comments

Let’s face it, Mediterranean Europeans are the apple of many of our eyes; from the […]

17 10, 2016

How behaviour shapes your happiness and success

By |2016-12-01T09:26:20+00:00Oct 17, 2016|Health|0 Comments

Think of this example: you’re rushing up the road to an office block to a […]

12 10, 2016

Focus on extending your health, not your life

By |2016-12-01T09:26:20+00:00Oct 12, 2016|Health|0 Comments

I recently presented pre-retirement workshops to SA Breweries employees of fifty-five years and older.

Following the […]

6 10, 2016

STOP Sugar … Kick the Habit!

By |2018-05-28T17:32:37+00:00Oct 6, 2016|Health|0 Comments

3 10, 2016

Slack-packing: not as easy as it sounds

By |2016-12-01T09:26:20+00:00Oct 3, 2016|Health|0 Comments

Lindajane and Trevor Thompson are outdoor people.  Lean and fit, this retired couple from Belvedere […]

26 08, 2016

Alzheimer’s or ‘normal’ ageing? 9 warning signs to watch out for

By |2016-12-01T09:26:26+00:00Aug 26, 2016|Health|2 Comments

1232Having just been witness to the heartache of […]

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