Healthy retirement

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Whether you're still planning your retirement or you're ready to make the transition, there's much you can do to ensure a healthy retirement.

Start by learning what to expect as you get older, such as changes in muscle mass, sex drive, vision and cardiovascular health. After all, your dreams for a healthy retirement likely depend on good health. Then consider ways to maintain a healthy retirement. Focus on reducing your risk of falls, staying safe behind the wheel and improving your memory.

Another important aspect of healthy retirement is long-term care. Consider your options now — as well as how to pay for it — to help prevent hasty decisions later.

July 23, 2016