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Fitness Is Number One–The Rest Is Just Numbers

008Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Ruffenach’s recent piece on retirement planning really hit home.  In my many years working as a physical therapist, I have determined that the most important aspect of retirement planning is the maintenance or improvement of mobility, strength, and endurance as you get older.  I have treated hundreds of people that have done a great job of preparing themselves financially, but their fitness is so impaired that they are unable to enjoy any aspect of their retirement years.  Physical limitations prevent them from traveling and being active with family and friends.  Their retirement savings are devoured by the cost of life long medications, doctor bills, and medical tests.  Sadly, many of them do not live long enough to enjoy spending the savings they amassed with a lifetime of labor.

Please take the time to read, *The Biggest Mistake People Make Nearing Retirement.  It is never to late to start planning for your fitness future. View the article here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-biggest-mistake-people-make-nearing-retirement-1477274941

*Wall Street Journal, Glenn Ruffenach, October 25, 2016, The Biggest Mistake People Make Nearing Retirement.

_Michael S. O’Hara, PT, OCS, CSCS_