Here's How Much You Can Really Withdraw in Retirement

Spend-Down

Between the decline in the use of traditional defined benefit plans (pensions) and the heavier reliance upon defined contribution plans (401k, 403b, etc.) by employers, retirees are faced with the daunting task of determining the rate at which they can safely withdraw from their retirement assets so they don’t outlive them.

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Esteemed personal finance pro Ray LeVitre, CFP is author of “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” and Founder/Managing Partner at Net Worth Advisory Group. This 19+ year industry veteran helps individuals make key financial decisions during that critical yet oft underestimated period transitioning from the workforce into retirement—many of which are irrevocable and profoundly affect one’s financial security and lifestyle for decades beyond. He may be reached online at www.NetWorthAdvice.com.

The Three Vitamins That Prevent Brain Loss

Sharp by Diet

By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The earlier we can slow or stop this process, the better.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Barefoot Running in My 60s (Almost)

The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I do. My interval training does include peaks at 10 on the treadmill, but real runners are outside, right?

*This is not a paid endorsement in any fashion, but these have become what I wear all the time now. Everywhere!

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Spotlight on Seniors Who Are Changing the World

by Shari Swanson | Daily Good

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. --Susan B. Anthony

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DailyGood was born in 1998, when one college student started sharing inspiration with a half a dozen of his friends by sending them an enriching quote every day.

Today, DailyGood leverages the internet to promote positive and uplifting news around the world to more than 100,000 subscribers through the daily and weekly newsletters. Readers receive a news story, an inspiring quote, and a suggested action that each person can take to make a difference in their own lives and the world around them.

Often times, watching the nightly news and reading mainstream newspapers it's hard to remember the presence of good in the world. And yet it is constantly around us. The world is full of everyday heroes and true stories of transformation. They have helped sustain life down the ages in a multitude of ways, small, simple, and profound. DailyGood aims to shine a light on these stories and in doing so to change the nature of our conversations. If it can spread a few smiles along the way it's purpose is served.

Our philosophy is quite simple: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." The entire project is fully run by dedicated volunteers who contribute hundreds of hours finding the right stories and quotes. All of our content is distributed and syndicated for free. We don't advertise or promote any products. We don't ask for anything with the trust that whatever is needed will come.

Mobility: Movement is Life...Longer Life

“These findings suggest that any self-reported knee pain in osteoarthritis, as opposed to hand pain, seems to be a crucial factor leading to early cardiovascular mortality and is likely to be linked with decreased mobility,…”

This is the conclusion of a study involving middle age women over a period of 22 years…

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Steven Siemons's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Fitness Extremes or Fitness for the Finer Things?

Athletes who drive themselves to extremes inspire and enlighten; they challenge us to dream and show us what can happen when we do!

Fitness can be defined by raw numbers describing VO2 max, repetitions per minute, single rep maximums, and/or a mass of other scientific data.

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Steven Siemons's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Seniors: Accommodation as a Fitness Concept

Working Around and Through Life’s Inconveniences 

You could call it a work-around, an end run, or even a creative solution–the idea is to keep moving forward, even given the obstacles that aging is going to throw in front of us. Here are a few guideposts.

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Steven Siemons's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Weight Training: After 50 Years It's Still Number One

Resistance

Everyone has their own reasons why they derive joy from one form of exercise and not another. Fifty years is a long time to be doing anything, so let’s look at a few of my reasons, shall we?

Fitness Goals

It’s important to address these components of fitness in one’s training routine:

1. Strength movements
2. Aerobic conditioning
3. Movements challenging balance and coordination
4. Range of motion and flexibility movements

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Steven Siemons's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

If I Could Give You Anything To Start Your Healthy Lifestyle...

Great Beginnings

Looking back and reflecting on my love for healthy living, what is the one thing that could be deemed the prime mover?

I don’t know that sharing this with you will make a difference in your life; but then, I don’t know that it won’t. And it’s easy for you to skip past these observations if you find them of no use, so I won’t feel guilty about wasting your time.

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Steven Siemons's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

50 Amazing Benefits of Walking Daily

Daily walking has more health benefits than sporadic heavy exercising. It not only helps you feel good, it will help you look good as well. Exercise does not have to be harsh and difficult. A simple brisk walk each day can greatly improve your health.

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Hundred dollar bills tumbling out of spilled over trash bin
10/16/2017
Spend-Down Between the decline in the use of traditional defined benefit plans (pensions) and the heavier reliance upon defined contribution plans (401k, 403b, etc.) by employers, retirees are... read more
Close up on dark leafy greens in salad mix.
09/06/2017
Sharp by Diet By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The... read more
Barefoot footprint in the sand.
09/01/2017
The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I... read more
Grandfather running in park with family.
08/16/2017
by Shari Swanson | Daily Good The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. --Susan B. Anthony Retirement is a time finally away from bosses and schedules, stress and... read more
Man in sweater holding his neck in aching pain.
08/11/2017
“These findings suggest that any self-reported knee pain in osteoarthritis, as opposed to hand pain, seems to be a crucial factor leading to early cardiovascular mortality and is likely to be... read more
Group of fit young adults jumping for joy on the beach
07/28/2017
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Older woman and younger woman stretching on fitness balls at gym.
06/30/2017
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Hand picking up weighted dumbbell from stack.
06/16/2017
Resistance Everyone has their own reasons why they derive joy from one form of exercise and not another. Fifty years is a long time to be doing anything, so let’s look at a few of my reasons... read more
Close up of swimmers' hands and feet on starting blocks.
05/19/2017
Great Beginnings Looking back and reflecting on my love for healthy living, what is the one thing that could be deemed the prime mover? I don’t know that sharing this with you will make a... read more

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Hundred dollar bills tumbling out of spilled over trash bin
10/16/2017
Spend-Down Between the decline in the use of traditional defined benefit plans (pensions) and the heavier reliance upon defined contribution plans (401k, 403b, etc.) by employers, retirees are... read more
Close up on dark leafy greens in salad mix.
09/06/2017
Sharp by Diet By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The... read more
Barefoot footprint in the sand.
09/01/2017
The ‘almost’ included in the title means two things: first, I’m not really running barefoot – – the *Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is as close as I get to that; and second, it’s actually treadmilling that I... read more
Grandfather running in park with family.
08/16/2017
by Shari Swanson | Daily Good The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. --Susan B. Anthony Retirement is a time finally away from bosses and schedules, stress and... read more
Man in sweater holding his neck in aching pain.
08/11/2017
“These findings suggest that any self-reported knee pain in osteoarthritis, as opposed to hand pain, seems to be a crucial factor leading to early cardiovascular mortality and is likely to be... read more
Group of fit young adults jumping for joy on the beach
07/28/2017
Athletes who drive themselves to extremes inspire and enlighten; they challenge us to dream and show us what can happen when we do! Fitness can be defined by raw numbers describing VO2 max,... read more
Older woman and younger woman stretching on fitness balls at gym.
06/30/2017
Working Around and Through Life’s Inconveniences  You could call it a work-around, an end run, or even a creative solution–the idea is to keep moving forward, even given the obstacles that... read more
Hand picking up weighted dumbbell from stack.
06/16/2017
Resistance Everyone has their own reasons why they derive joy from one form of exercise and not another. Fifty years is a long time to be doing anything, so let’s look at a few of my reasons... read more
Close up of swimmers' hands and feet on starting blocks.
05/19/2017
Great Beginnings Looking back and reflecting on my love for healthy living, what is the one thing that could be deemed the prime mover? I don’t know that sharing this with you will make a... read more

Pages