Retirement: The payoffs of an active lifestyle

by Nanci Hellmich, USA Today

Some people are planning ahead for their physical fitness in retirement just like they plan for their financial fitness, says one of the country’s top national diet and exercise experts. And that’s as it should be, he says.

If you start a few years before retirement, says James Hill, executive director of the the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colo., you’ll be ready to go when you do retire; most people can make a lot of progress toward getting in better shape in a matter of a few months.

“We are getting more and more people coming to us to prepare for an active life in retirement,” says Hill, co-author of State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet.Read the entire story.

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