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The Importance of Green Leafy Veggies for a Healthy Life

The Importance of Green Leafy Veggies for a Healthy Life

Most of us tend to underestimate the importance of green leafy vegetables. As children, we battled with parents to skip the greens and as a youth, we chucked the salads and moved over to fried foods. However, when you reach your mid-life, there is no way to turn away from greens in your plate! Most of us tend to forget that a healthy diet is a must if we wish to stay fit and healthy. Although supplements are useful in ensuring that our bodies receive some of the nutrients, we must never forget the key role a healthy diet with loads of green leafy vegetables plays in being healthy. Most Americans do not eat green leafy vegetables often. However, it is a must and should be done on a daily basis. When we sit down at a dining table, we hardly see the important veggies on the table. Broccoli, turnip greens, cabbage, and spinach are rare appearances at the modern American dining table. The greenest leafy veggie at the table today would be lettuce leaves and that too is not at all times. But did you know that green leafy veggies provide a host of nutrients and are packed with anti-aging properties?

happy senior couple hiking on the mountain park

Hiking is a Fantastic Pastime for Seniors

Hiking in beautiful natural environments can freshen up the mind and the body. It is very beneficial for over 55 people who like to keep their bodies fit for a couple of decades more. If you have experienced the joys of hiking, you know how enjoyable a day hike on a trail through breathtaking views of beautiful wooded areas or through a savanna landscape can be. Seniors who are beginners at hiking should first think about their capabilities and the limitations. While the lighter physical activities like walking and hiking on established trails, sightseeing, fishing and boat trips are good for the health of seniors, strenuous activities such as trekking, biking, and rock climbing are not suitable for those having hypertension or a history of heart problems.

senior couple visiting a doctor at the doctor's office

Taking The Tests After 55

Yes!  There are some who take tests with their children and sometimes even with grandchildren.  They are the perpetual students who still don’t want to quit learning after high school or the college.  They are always following some course of studies and studying for a test.  However, there is another kind of tests that we all MUST take, especially when we get older.  Those are the medical tests to monitor our health and look for the warning signs of the diseases that may trouble us, but can be avoided or treated if identified early.

Normally, we all get medical tests when troublesome symptoms appear when we are sick or sometimes when we are totally down with a disease.  Technically oriented people may recall types of routine, condition based and breakdown maintenance.  Taking up routine medical tests especially when we are old useful to prevent events like strokes, heart attacks, amputations due to diabetic wounds, blindness, and dementia.  Tests help us to identify the onset of diseases like cancer enabling proper treatment.

Superb Colorado Active Adult Living in the Shadows of the Rockies

Selecting the right community to live in can begin a wonderful new chapter in your senior years.  The place you choose to nest will be your safe haven and hopefully be surrounded with the amenities that make life easy and fun to live an active life after 55+.  It will be a place with new friends and neighbors and a new way of life.

There are literally thousands of active adult communities located throughout the United States, affording you plenty of choices to find a state and community that you may have always wanted to or dreamed about living in.  You should consider the climate, the types of social and recreational activities and lifestyles supported by the community, the quality of the homes as well as the location and cost of the homes.

You may prefer to live in a sprawling large community with more than 1,000 residents or a cozy community with less than 100 homes.  The choice will depend in part on your personal preferences, but any type of Active Adult community will bring common benefits typically including access to a variety of amenities and activities as well as the chance to mingle with people from the same generations and with similar lifestyles.

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

What an 55+, or age-targeted community is not, is a retirement facility. In fact most of the people who buy homes in these communities are far from retiring, yet find the lifestyle, and amenities the perfect fit for their active lives. Basically you get to pick your flavor whether you’re a serious golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or a gym rat. These communities are scattered throughout the country with a variety of geographic locations from urban to rural. Some provide lavish resort style amenities, and others are simpler offering only exterior home maintenance. Age-targeted, or age-restricted, active lifestyle communities are made for today’s on the go boomers, and empty nesters wanting less maintenance, and a peer community atmosphere.

ActiveAdultLiving.com® features AV Homes

Although there are many builders in the country, there are only handfuls that are actually worthy of being written about. One of these builders is AV Homes. AV Homes is a national builder who creates more than a simple house. AV Homes creates a home that suits you and all your needs.

3 Active Adult Communities below 200K

Money worries are the first problems many retirees face when it comes to downsizing. Homes are not cheap, that is a fact. However, there are affordable active adult communities that offer you almost as much as the unaffordable ones. Here are three such active adult communities.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Retirement Destination

Are you looking for the perfect retirement destination? If so, you should know it’s not that easy. The decision can be even more difficult if you are doing it for the first time and are reluctant about leaving your old home. But, with the right planning, you will be able to find a home, in your ideal retirement destination you will love just as much.