Get a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well, by Ralph Warner

By Ralph Warner

Warner takes at the monetary provider industry's maxim that to prevent monetary destitution in outdated age, american citizens have to set aside higher sums of cash that they're at present doing. Warner additionally advises readers on a few alternative routes to benefit from the retirement years, together with holding strong future health, having pals and shut relations ties, and having fun with various pursuits and actions. Illustrations.

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But while innate cognitive ability, intellectual curiosity and education all seem to ward off dementia, evidence is accumulating that avoiding Alzheimer’s is not simply a matter of regularly exercising one’s brain. For example, several preliminary studies indicate that diet may also play an important part in reducing the likelihood of becoming demented. Although no magic dietary anti-Alzheimer’s bullet has been found, moderate alcohol consumption, low fat intake, and possibly even the regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins (which also have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties) seem to help.

Start right this minute to improve all of these things and you’ll be grateful when you retire. If you don’t, you may not even live that long. Not only will paying attention to your physical well-being likely result in your living longer and feeling better, it will also save you a pile of money in expensive medical care.

For example, several preliminary studies indicate that diet may also play an important part in reducing the likelihood of becoming demented. Although no magic dietary anti-Alzheimer’s bullet has been found, moderate alcohol consumption, low fat intake, and possibly even the regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins (which also have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties) seem to help. In addition, Marion Diamond and others have also speculated that aerobic exercise, such as swimming and jogging may be especially beneficial to brain function in older people, since it tends to keep blood vessels in better shape.

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