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Why do 55+ Seniors Prefer Renting Homes to Buying?

Several things change when you reach retirement age. Out of all the changes that overtake your life, the most significant is your decision of housing. You may decide to relocate to quieter areas which are more scenic, or areas which provide you better chances of living an active life. Either way, you may have to make the decision of renting or buying a home. In my opinion, many seniors prefer renting a home than buying it. This choice has been baffling me for some time, and I decided to ask a few seniors about it. Below is a list of my findings on why 55+ seniors prefer renting their homes to buying.

Focus on Connecticut

Deciding which, for you, is the perfect state for retirement may be challenging – you want nothing but the best for your retirement years, lifestyle, climate, geography. One great state worth mentioning is Connecticut. Why? Let us take you on a journey into the heart of Connecticut and you can decide for yourself . . .

Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

A Few Great Reasons to Consider for Living in an Active Adult Community

Your home may be feeling empty now that your children have left the nest to lead their own lives. You may be wondering what to do with your life and how to keep yourself occupied. One of the best ways to stay active and enjoy your new life of “no responsibilities” is to move into an active adult community. If you are not sure about this, and if it is a whole new idea that you never considered, below are a few great reasons to give yourself a nudge in the right direction.

Your Health

Healthy living is a guaranteed possibility when living in an active retirement community. Every community is built and managed to cater to the requirements of seniors who are independent and active. Therefore, you will typically find a health center, spa, swimming pool, tennis and various other means of physical activity in such communities. Apart from the opportunity to maintain or improve your physical health, you can be sure to improve your emotional wellbeing too as you take part in various activities such as crafts, billiards and book clubs with likeminded individuals. This will bring more enjoyment to your life, and as the saying goes, a happy person is a healthy person!

Home Remedies for Back Pain

Nothing ruins a good day than a gnawing backache.  Chronic back pain can be a major discomfort, and rather debilitating for some, especially for those who are past 55+ age.  Your back pain could be because you lifted something heavy in the wrong manner or twisted your back playing golf. It could also be a symptom of some other underlying illness.  Whatever the cause there are several home remedies that can provide relief for this situation.  However, we strongly advise that you consider the advice of a doctor if the back pain persists for longer than one week and is accompanied by numbness in the legs or loss of bowel or bladder control.  Here are some simple remedies that can help relieve back pain that is mild and resulting mainly from a muscle strain.

3 Minutes a Week of Exercise for Better Health – Is that All?

Active adults, who do not have the time to exercise for long hours, will be happy to hear recent research has indicated that short bursts of intense exercise have many health benefits. Yes, it is true! All you need to do is take three minutes off your busy schedule to do some high-intensity training (HIT), a week for four weeks, and you will start seeing the benefits. For example, in some research institutes, participants experienced an average of 24% insulin sensitivity with just 3 minutes of exercise. So, how do you do this? Let’s take a look.

Travel Tips That Give Jet Lag the Boot

Jet setting season is fast upon us with baby boomers, and retirees heading off to far off places, to explore the world or take a domestic excursion. Traveling is an exciting way to experience life beyond our own backyards, and meet new people, but can also be draining especially when we transition between time zones, and disrupt our normal rhythm. Train, plane or automobile, active adults can learn to outsmart jet lag, and take advantage of every adventurous moment with travel-friendly tips worth packing their bags for.

Travel guide writer Rick Steve’s is most known for his popular European travel television series that takes viewers behind the scenes to explore the roads less traveled through the eyes of a local. One of his most useful tips when traveling abroad is setting your clock to wherever your destination may be, and get moving! Fresh air, and exercise is the best way to combat jet lag, and travel fatigue. Make it a point to drop your things off at the hotel, and lace up your walking shoes. Keeping up with the current time zone will help to regulate your internal clock, and give you more time to soak in your surroundings.

Tips for Seniors Dipping their Toes into the World of Technology

It’s not easy keeping up with all the new trends, changes and gadgets that are appearing and disappearing from the world of technology. However, the world of technology is helping boomers stay connected with loved ones irrespective of where they are. Although the world of technology is enabling a better social life for seniors, there are things you need to know before dipping your toes into it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.