‘We find strong evidence that retirement improves both health and life satisfaction.’ That’s the finding of a US study of 6,000 people who had worked for at least 20 years before reaching retirement age. It found that these retirees immediately felt more satisfied with life right after they retired.
Laughter is good for us. It has been suggested that adults only laugh 12-15 times a day while children laugh from 200 to 400 times. The message for those of us in the retirement zone (preparing for or in retirement) is: laugh more.
Some foods you see in the supermarket may not be what they seem. Marketing, these days, can be misleading with some food claims seeming too good to be true!
The book title, How Not to Die! is intended to catch your attention. Its brick-like size says it’s serious—more than 500 pages, about 130 of them listing references.
Perhaps Popeye had the right idea about eating spinach for strength! This often underrated leafy green veggie has some impressive health benefits. So much so, that we could all take a leaf (pun intended!) out of Popeye’s book.
So, what’s truth and what’s just a big load of hooey when it comes to nutrition?
Does stress, sadness or anger drive you to reach for the cookie jar? Do you turn to food for comfort or when you’re feeling bored? It’s common and very much a human behaviour.
Your retirement may have an impact on your health. That’s the findings of three research projects in different countries.
Many people eat from the moment they wake up until the time they go to bed. But is this the best dietary pattern for our health?