Let me tell you a quick story about a healthy retirement.
Over the past 27 years, I’ve asked my clients if they could go back and do it over again, what would they do differently? Well, the number one answer that would come up would be, I would’ve taken better care of my body.
Money Can’t Buy Happiness or Health
When you get to your retirement years, you not only want to have a healthy retirement financially, but you also want to be healthy physically. All the money in the world can’t buy good health, so it’s very important that you take care of yourself in your retirement years, physically.
People are living longer these days due to advances in medical technology and just the will to live longer. My clients are very active when they get into their retirement years. They discipline themselves and train when they were younger. Now, when they get older, it’s almost like it’s survival. They still take care of their bodies, but there are certain things they can and cannot do.
Finding Ways To Stay Active
One of my good friends a retired in The Villages, a large retirement community in Florida, and he said that’s all they ever do is have activities for seniors. So I asked him if he’s playing racquetball and he said, “Well, I can’t really play racquetball anymore because I had shoulder surgery and I can’t lift my arm above my head.”.
So I say, “Well what do you do?”.
He says, “Well, I swim. I do things that don’t have to do with the racket anymore.”
A Little Discipline Goes A Long Way
As you get into your retirement years your financial concerns and your health concerns are going to be two of your biggest issues and they kind of go hand-in-hand. Take for instance, when I trained for weightlifting competitions. I’m very disciplined on what I eat. I’m very regimented about how I do things in the gym so that I can be ready for that competition down the road.
Your financial situation is no different. You have to be disciplined while you’re young and you’re making a good living. You need to have some type of a plan, or regimen. You have to have a plan so that when you get to that final competition, when you get to that retirement stage, you’re ready for it both financially and physically.
If you’d like to create a strong, healthy retirement during your lifetime, then I’d love to have a conversation with you. Just give me a call or shoot me an email.