Originally published on NBC News:
It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one — particularly for folks over 60.
Most baby boomers approach retirement age unwilling to follow basic healthy lifestyle goals established by the American Heart Association, said Dr. Dana King, professor and chairman of the department of family medicine at West Virginia University, referencing his university’s 2017 study comparing the healthy lifestyle rates of retired late-middle-aged adults with rates among those still working.
Kaiser Health News interviewed three other prominent experts on aging and health about how seniors can find the will to adopt healthier habits.
“People do financial planning for retirement, but what about retirement health planning?” King said.