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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Overcoming the Fear of Failing Health

Janice Markswell

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Getting older is a privilege that many people do not get to experience, but that being said, it is not always plain sailing as you move into retirement and beyond!

One of the things that many people worry about most when they get older is their health and the fear of it failing so that they are not able to do all the things they once did, at least not with as much vigor!

This is undoubtedly a valid concern to have as we do tend to get more infirm and suffer from more illnesses as we get older, but one thing you do not want to do is to let it rule your life, especially when you should be having fun and enjoying your retirement! So, with that in mind, letís take a look at what you can do right now to overcome the fear of sailing health as the years creep up.

1. Take Good Care of You

The most obvious thing you can do to stop worrying so much about how your health may fail you in the future, is to take measures now to minimize the risks. Sure, even if you eat all of the right things, exercise every day, and never smoke or drink to excess, there are no guarantees about your health, but if you know you are doing all you can for your wellbeing, you are much less likely to worry unnecessarily about your health, right?

2. Find Health Professionals You Trust

If you want to overcome your fears, then it is a good idea to go about finding the right hearing healthcare professional, heart doctor, family physician, and so on, who can look after whatever issues you have effectively, and reassure you that you are on the right track. Knowing you have someone who is an expert on your side will make all the difference.

3. Stay Social

It has long been known that staying socially active is not just fun; itís healthy. Regular interactions with friends, family, or even your grumpy neighbor can keep stress at bay and boost your mood more than you might imagine possible. So, be sure to join clubs, volunteer, or start a book club. It's like social exercise for your brain.

4. Regular Checks

Itís important to have annual health screens for a range of issues from heart disease to hearing loss as you get older, and doing so is a good way to put your mind at rest.

5. Embrace Your Age

Youíve earned every wrinkle and grey hair. These are not just signs of aging; they are badges of honor, symbols of a life well-lived. Embrace your age with pride. Remember, aging is a privilege denied to many, and it is not something you should be living with any fear of at all.

As you can see, there are lots of things you can do to mitigate poor health, and the fear of it, as you get older, so donít let your worries bring you down and ruin your retirement! 

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurerís Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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