Enjoy Retirement – Plan Ahead

Enjoy Retirement – Plan Ahead

I am writing this article because over the last several years I have watched several different friends and family members lose their quality of life through illnesses that are avoidable through good nutrition.

We all know someone that has been affected by Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes or Cancer. These 4 diseases are of the top ten causes of death in our country and often can be avoided with good nutrition.

Did you know that being overweight is associated with:

90% of type 2 diabetes

80% of heart disease death

30-50% of kidney failure/diabetes

50% of high blood pressure and stroke

How about Arthritis? 1 in 3 Americans suffer from Arthritis or Chronic Joint Pain and it is projected that by 2050 1/2 of all Americans will suffer from weak bones-unless we change our diet and lifestyle. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability over the age of 15. Why are our kids getting Arthritis? The answer poor nutrition. We are not getting the vitamins and minerals we need from our diets.

How are we going to enjoy our retirement if we are having a hard time walking?  Start protecting yourself now.  Get the vitamins and nutrition you need to lose weight and maintain your weight. We all could use vitamin supplements.  Calcium, Vitamin D and magnesium are important for healthy bones.  Vitamin D is the engine that drives Calcium to our bones and joints where it is needed. Magnesium aids in absorption. 

Protect your heart.  Your heart is your most important muscle. Make sure you get good daily nutrition, and moderate exercise. The American Medical Association says that 25 g of soy protein a day can help reduce your risk of heart disease. For less than $1.50 a day you can be on your way to a heart healthy meal with Formula 1 Nutritional Shake mix.  Start your day the heart healthy way.  Look for vitamins with Omega-3 and Neptune Krill Oil.