RESOURCES RECOMMENDED BY THE RETIREMENT CAFÉ
When money is lost, a little is
When time is lost, much more is lost.
When health is lost, practically everything is lost.
And when creative spirit is lost, there is nothing left.
— from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep
Early to bed and early to rise makes a person
dull, boring, and despised.
— from the book How to
Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Retirement Health Resources
- Health Canada : Health
Canada is the Canadian Federal Government's department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and
improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
- Walking Pace Is a Stronger Predictor of Death Risk than Smoking
: Middle-aged people planning to slow down in later life may
want to think again after scientists found that walking pace was a better predictor of early death than smoking. A study looking at which lifestyle questions would accurately predict the risk of dying within five years found that slow walkers were at greater risk of death in the timescale than those who just smoked. The researchers believe it is because slow walking indicates serious underlying health conditions such as shortness of breath, heart problems, disability and general ill health.
- National Health Information Center: The
Health Information Resource Database includes 1,400 organizations and government offices that provide
health information upon request. Entries include contact information, short abstracts, and information
about publications and services the organizations provide.
- National Institutes of Health: NIH is the
nation’s medical research agency — making important medical discoveries that improve health and save
lives. The National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is
the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
- American Heart Association: A
national voluntary health agency that provides information for patients, caregivers, volunteers,
consumers and healthcare professionals to help reduce disability and death from heart disease and
- BBC Health: A searchable health
conditions database. Expert tips designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, life-enhancing
weight. Facts and advice on the most common health issues affecting women and men. Which are the best
foods to include in your meals, and which are best avoided?
- UK Government Retirement Health
and Well-Being Webpage: Health services; Doctors, Managing your healthcare;
Accidents and emergencies Healthy Living; Healthy eating.
- AARP Health: AARP Health features
retirement information about healthy retirement living, health insurance, medicare and medicaid, doctors
and hospitals, symptoms, medications, and health.
- AARP Health Insurance:
- Senior Health Week: Health news and information for seniors,
produced by the staff of Medical Week News.
- Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services: A
government resource for keeping up with the latest legislation and studies on aging.
I retired early for health reasons — my company
was sick of me and I was sick of them.
— Unknown wise person
A few people actually choose one of my
two books The Joy of Not Working or How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
Free as the best retirement health resources that they can give
themselves if they have reasonable health and their finances are great.
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