Have you ever thought of retirement as the perfect time to work on improving your health? After all, you now have more time to exercise, to relax, to prepare more healthy and nutritious food, to enjoy your activities and the company of other people, and to research your own health issues via the Internet or your local library.
If you aren't healthy, none of the other component parts of your retirement will be as successful. Just think about it for a moment...
If you aren't healthy, are you likely to feel energized and full of life and vitality?
Are you likely to be as patient or playful with your grandkids?
Are you as likely to volunteer your time or to work in your community?
Are you as likely to bounce out of bed in the morning, keen to get on with your day and looking forward to getting stuck into everything the day has to offer?
It's possible to improve your health, no matter what the starting point is. Retirement is the perfect time to take your health seriously and even just a few small changes could mean more energy and a lighter, more flexible body.
Your health is your most important asset - much more important than any retirement fund or pension - just ask any person who is dying or in extremely ill health if they would rather have money or their health back! I think you already know what their answer would be...
Your Healthy Retirement is a collection of forms, trackers and checklists - ready to print out and keep in a binder - so that all the information you need to keep you motivated and on track with regard to your health and wellness is right there at your fingertips.
The 'Your Healthy Retirement' pack contains 15 forms, trackers and checklists and includes:
MY HEALTHY LIVING MANIFESTO - What are your goals and intentions for your healthy living regime? Record them here for when you need that quick reminder about why you're doing this. State your intentions.
WEIGHT LOSS TRACKER - Stay focused and motivated as you work each day to reach your weight loss goals. By completing this tracker, you'll immediately be able to spot any weight loss trends and stay motivated by the visual record of your progress.
10 DAILY HABITS TRACKER - What 10 things could you do every single day to really take care of yourself?
EXERCISE LOG - Keeping track can be the perfect technique for motivating you to go to the gym or don your hiking boots/running shoes.
EXERCISE GOALS - Sometimes it is not a matter of finding time to exercise, but making time. With this handy sheet, plot out the days you hope to squeeze in a workout or a walk. Hold yourself accountable by putting your training schedule down on paper!
MY FOOD MANIFESTO - What are your goals and intentions as far as food is concerned. Log them here as a quick reminder for those times you need inspiration and to be reminder of your reasons 'why'.
WEEKLY CALORIE TRACKER - Keep track of the foods you eat throughout the day. List the calories in each part of each meal. Total them all up to find out what your daily consumption truly is.
FOOD JOURNAL - If you're wondering why you never seem to lose any weight despite your best efforts, use the food journal to record all food and drinks consumed for an accurate picture of your daily intake.
BREAST HEALTH JOURNAL - From a young age, women should perform monthly breast self-exams. Use this page each month to remind you if this monthly appointment with yourself, record your findings and note any irregularities that you want to keep track of.
HEALTH JOURNAL - Keep track of all your health issues and make it easier to spot and monitor trends.
MEDICAL BILL MANAGER – If you have a lot of medical bills coming in, keep track of what's been paid and what still needs paying with the Medical Bill Manager.
MEDICATIONS TRACKER – Never lose track of what medications you (and other family members) need to stay healthy and safe - log them all here for future reference.
MEDICAL INSURANCE MANAGER - Keep track of all the family's medical insurance information - all together in one place next time you need it
DOCTOR'S VISIT PLANNER/RECORD - Ever left the Doc's only to realise that you forgot to tell them something important or to ask an important question? Minimize the chances of that happening in future when you use this form.
GRATITUDE JOURNAL and GRATITUDE PRACTICE TRACKER - Studies have shown that thinking about and listing the good things in our lives can have extremely beneficial effects. Get into this healthy habit with the aid of these two forms.
And a page of useful resources that'll get you off to a flying start!
All these forms and checklists will be delivered in immediately downloadable PDF format. You will receive a folder containing three PDFs - one containing 'portrait' oriented forms (where the height of the page is greater than the width) and two containing 'landscape' forms (where the width of the page is greater than the height).
Your Healthy Retirement: Checklists to help you look and feel great!