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3 Tips for Staying Active into Retirement


For many of us retirement means a chance to relax after years of

working hard five days (or more) a week.

Yet it is easy to let that relaxation get the better of you, leading to

low fitness levels, too much time spent indoors and poor health. Thankfully

there are several simple ways to make sure this doesn’t happen – and none of them

require a gym membership or running shoes!






1 – Make small

changes daily to ensure you stay active.



There may be no

need to go out at all some days, but if you do – even if only for a short walk

– your overall health will benefit.  Why

not leave the car at home when you need to pop into town?  That brisk walk first thing in the morning to

grab a daily paper will set you up for the day, and the fresh air will do

wonders for waking you up!






2 – Stay in

contact with friends.



Staying active

is much easier and much more enjoyable if you have someone to do it with.  There’s nothing better than a country walk

with friends… especially if it ends up at the local pub for lunch.  Golf, swimming, bowls and many other

activities are also ideal for two or more to enjoy together.






3 – Staying

active doesn’t just mean in a physical sense – it helps to stimulate the brain




Going from a

full time job to retirement is a huge shift in anyone’s life.  Taking it easy is one thing – stopping

altogether is quite another!



Find out about

volunteering at your local charity shop, or helping in the community in some

other way.  Not only will you stay

active, you’ll make new friends - and make a real difference as well.





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