The Boomer Health Institute offers a number of suggestions for improving your eating style to reduce your exposure to chemicals, contaminants, and toxins. In the series of blogs on losing weight, I also highlighted the importance of insomnia and its role in elevating cortisol, thereby contributing to weight gain. In this article, the author addresses the number of illnesses that are exacerbated by poor sleep. In that context I would like to re-highlight the importance of getting to bed around 10:30 pm and the value of an 8 hour sleep for restorative purposes. If you want the health and vitality to redesign your baby boomer years, you are going to need to develop these little habits that make a world of difference. One of those habits is an improved sleep pattern.
Retirement and Social Security
The Boomer Health Institute repeatedly emphasizes the importance of the parts of life that are not connected with income and money. The things that matter the most of your passions and talents — and your relationships / connections with people. Yet, we all know the value of having sufficient funds for retirement. In that context, here are a series of articles on finances, social security, and retirement. Here’s one article on when to take social security and here’s another video that addresses the same issue. When is the best time for you to start your social security income? For me, I was told to start taking my social security income at the age of 69 so I am patiently waiting. For those who are waiting, here’s one more article on some of the mistakes that people make as they transition financially into retirement.