While there is a plethora of informationout there about how to properly plan for financial retirement, it is equally, if not more, important to invest time and resources in developing an effective exercise plan as we age.
The health benefits of exercise are well-known and the time to start is now.
I’m going to share a little secret. Your personal exercise plan does not have to be overly time-consuming nor intimidating in any way. The key to success is to choose exercise that you enjoy. It’s as simple as that. If you’re not having fun – despite the best of intentions – you will not persist and you will quit as soon as the first lame excuse pops us. Trust me on this.
Approaching retirement age, I recently switched from an office job in public relations to working freelance from home, affording me much more flexibility in my daily schedule. This lifestyle change greatly expanded my options for incorporating more exercise into my day, at times that best work for me.