By now you’re probably back into the work grind, and the holidays might already seem like a distant memory 짱구 브금 다운로드. On the plus side, there’s still the Hello Doctor show which airs every Sunday on SABC2 at 14.30. Missed yesterday’s episode? Here’s a brief recap of what Dr Michael Mol covered in the show.
The good Doctor opened the show by speaking about longevity and the secret of youth. Well, it turns out that all the pills and potions won’t buy much extra time, but 5 basic lifestyle changes will.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercising regularly, going for annual medical check-ups, cutting back on booze and cigarettes, always wearing your seatbelt and practising safe sex are the real secrets to longevity. Oh, and less stress!
Live Well and Prosper
The subject of pensions and retirement investments can seem surreal and very far away – especially when you’re in your 20s and 30s. We know it’s important, but it feels like something that should only interest “older” people. The truth is, financial health is just like physical health – what we do when we’re young determines what happens when we’re older.
It’s all very well that we’re living longer, but can you afford to be retired for 25 – 30 years? Here are 4 things that you could start thinking about in terms of planning for a healthy retirement:
- Set a base line – get used to living on the salary you earn now
- Reduce or eliminate unnecessary debt
- Adjust your idea of retirement – consider alternative forms of income to reduce the need to use your savings for as long as possible
- Follow a healthy and active lifestyle – this will enable you to enjoy the time spent with your feet up, without worrying about not getting them up in the first place!
As they say, retirement is a race between death and running out of money. You just need to make sure you don’t win either – for once, not winning here isn’t such a bad thing!
One Last Thing
We know that the fountain of youth isn’t something that we can order online and have delivered to our doorstep, but it’s astonishing how many of the ingredients that predict longevity are within our control.
The longest, most comprehensive study of ageing ever conducted showed that the following factors are the most predictive of whether you’d move successfully through middle age and into your 80s:
- Avoiding cigarettes
- Good coping skills (“making lemonade out of lemons”)
- Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
- Forming and keeping strong social relationships
- Pursuing education (keeping your brain active!)
So, now you know – live long and prosper!
No-one’s getting out of this world alive, but while we’re here – it’s a good idea to make the most of it and live it well … that’s the Hello Doctor signature tune: Your best life is calling you – go live it.