6 Healthy Essentials for Longevity

Key Takeaways

  • Thanks to advances in medicine, nutrition and lifestyle, more and more retirees are reaching age 100.
  • To increase the odds of reaching that milestone and to do that in a healthy and satisfying way, it’s useful to incorporate some essential steps.
  • Oxygen, water, sunshine, exercise, nutrition and sleep are as important to a lengthy and prosperous retirement as smart financial planning.

Healthy Brain Games

Key Takeaways       

  • Smartphone apps can actually help you increase your learning capacity, memory, concentration, processing speed and ability to produce myelin. There are 10 great ones below.
  • Exercising the brain is just as important as exercising the body—at any age.
  • Myelin is a material that covers your nerve fibers as you learn. The more you learn, the more myelin is accumulated.

Health and Digital Medicine

Key Takeaways

  • A recent study of 9,000 successful investors in their early 60s found that health concerns accounted for five of their top seven major worries.
  • Thanks to advances in nutrition, health and medical technology, 100 is the new 60—with some caveats.
  • Five important digital changes are having a profound impact on longevity: smart wearables, personal genetic services, remote diagnostics, smart home health sensors and 3-D printed implants.

Major Health Issue

When a Major Health Blow Strikes a Family

Don’t try to shoulder the burden by yourself

Key Takeways

  • When a serious, long-term health issue strikes a family, too many spouses try to shoulder the burden by themselves.
  • Even when close friends and family try to pitch in, life quickly becomes physically and emotionally overwhelming for the spouse.
  • Fortunately, your advisor can help you and your loved ones put a team together to help you through this very difficult transition in your life.