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How to have a healthy retirement

Published On: Jun 26 2014 10:06:14 AM CDT

By Mayo Clinic News Network

Most adults spend years looking forward to a healthy retirement. Whether you're still planning your retirement or you're ready to make the change, there's much you can do to ensure a healthy retirement.

Start by learning what to expect as you get older, from changes in muscle mass and sex drive to vision and cardiovascular health. After all, your dreams for a healthy retirement likely depend on good health. Then consider ways to maintain a healthy retirement, from reducing your risk of falls and staying safe behind the wheel to improving your memory.

Another important aspect of healthy retirement is long term care. Consider your options now -- including long term care, as well as how to pay for it -- to help prevent hasty decisions later.

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/healthy-aging/basics/healthy-retirement/hlv-20049407

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