I am strongly opposed to any diets to lose weight. Instead, I support life-long changes to your eating style to improve our health and expand our longevity. However, here is an article that examines the best and worst diets of 2014 – for weight loss and overall health. In the upcoming blogs I hope to better clarify some healthy eating options, but this article provides a reasonable overview.
There are more and more studies that examine which eating styles, and even which supplements, provide the best approach for maintaining your cognitive function as you grow older. Dementia is a huge problem. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day for the next 20 years, it will become a progressive nightmare. Here is one article on the possible role of supplements in reducing cognitive decline.
My approach is to recommend a shift in your focus away from finances toward things of greater significance. That transformation translates to less emphasis on the things that money can buy and more emphasis on the things that money cannot buy. Part of this philosophy is captured in this article on those people who save for retirement, become debt-free, and create a better, simpler life.
Here is an article that presents our predicament. For many baby boomers in this country, our social security income is not going to be sufficient. That is the unfortunate reality. So, what can you do? Yes, you can try harder to save, as discussed in the above article. However, you can also change your thinking to appreciate that money and happiness are separate. You just need to find ways toward happiness that do not rely solely on your finances. That seems impossible, but it is very attainable through The Boomer Survivor Kit.