How To Stay Healthy In Retirement 

Updated on January 21, 2019

Retirement can be a problem for some people in terms in their health. Retirement naturally comes as we get older, and older bodies (and minds) can have more health issues than younger ones, so retirement and declining health can easily be thought to come together. This certainly doesn’t have to be the case, of course, and there are many ways that you can stay healthy in retirement and enjoy your non-working years. Read on to find out just some of them. 

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It can be tempting to take your time and do relatively little during retirement, but while that is fine for a short time, it’s not a good idea to do it for the foreseeable future; if you want to stay fit and healthy, you need to do things to achieve that end. 

Continuing, or starting, to learn things is a great way to do it. Your brain should be kept as active as your body, and by enrolling in classes that can teach you about anything from history to art to architecture to math and so much more, you will always have something to keep your brain busy. Not only that, but the social aspect of these classes is important too – making new friends also helps to keep us healthy. 

Have Fun 

Retirement is the perfect opportunity to do something fun. Or, rather, lots of fun things. When you start to look around at what is available for you to do, you’ll discover all kinds of wonderful activities you can join in with. What is it that you have always wanted to do but never had the time to do before? Start with that, and make it your mission to complete your goal, whatever it might be. 

Let your inner child be free at this time; play with your grandchildren, for example, or get a pet that you can really enjoy spending time with. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks; this is your retirement and you can spend it doing what you want to do. 

Get Help 

If you do find that you are feeling unwell, it’s vital that you seek medical attention. Regular check-ups are important for everybody, especially if you find that certain actions are more of a struggle than they ever used to be. If it’s your body that is hurting, you should see your doctor. If it’s your mind, and you think you might be suffering from depression or anxiety, you can turn to expert services such as those available from Inspire Malibu to help you find resolution. Sometimes we get sick through no fault of our own, even if we are doing everything we can to stay healthy. 


Exercise is a crucial part of staying fit and healthy during retirement. It’s great sometimes to lounge in front of the TV bingeing on box sets, but doing that every day will be harmful to your health if you’re not also exercising. Make sure you spend at least 30 minutes a day doing exercise. You might join a gym, or take a class. You could simply walk briskly round the block. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are doing something. 

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