weekly blog--one for the ages
The 50-plus age groups represent an $8.3 trillion market opportunity in the U.S. and $22 trillion globally.
8 questions to ask in retirement planning:
-- Where do I want to live?
-- How do I want to live?
-- How will I spend my weekdays, my weekends?
-- Would I like to give back?
-- Will I travel and what type?
-- Will I have adventure?
-- Will I be healthy and physically strong?
-- Who do I want to spend time with, conversely, who not?
9 food rules from the world’s longest living people:
-- Ensure your diet is 80% to 90% plant based. Centenarians eat an impressive variety of garden vegetables and leafy greens (especially spinach, kale, beet and turnip tops, chard, and collards) when they are in season.
-- On average, eat about two ounces or less of meat about five times per month (usually as a celebratory food, a small side, or as a way to flavor dishes).
-- Go easy on the fish. Centenarians ate small amounts of fish, fewer than three ounces up to three times weekly.
-- Eat beans. Centenarians typically ate at least four times as many beans as the average American-- at least a half cup per day.
-- Consume less sugar. Centenarians consume about the same amount of naturally occurring sugars as North Americans do, but only about a fifth as much added sugar — no more than seven teaspoons a day.
-- Eat two handfuls of nuts per day.
-- Reduce bread consumption. If you can, strive to eat only sourdough or 100% whole wheat bread.
-- Avoid soft drinks, including diet soda. With very few exceptions, centenarians drink only coffee, tea, water, and wine.
Looking for the Next Big Thing? It May Be Catering to Our Rapidly Aging Population. | Barron's
It’s Time to Change How We Talk about ‘Retirement,’ Starting with the Word Itself | Kiplinger
'Ensure a 90% to 100% plant-based diet': Food rules from people who live to 100 (cnbc.com)