There’s a Super-Aged Tsunami coming
If you’re a baby boomer, born anywhere between 1946 and 1964, you’ll be thinking about your past or upcoming big birthday and how healthy you’ll be for it. You’ll also no doubt be starting to think about your future financial and health situation and where you’ll be in the next 10 years.
This demographic is one of the biggest in Australia right now, who are ALL thinking the same thing.
You’ll remember fondly the days of the 70s with flash bulb cameras and comparing LP record collections. You’ll remember the 80s when we seemed to be at our most carefree with big hair, fabulous music, shiny gear and blue eyeshadow. Then the 90s rolled around and we were so busy with raising kids and developing our careers, we somehow totally forgot to think hard about our old age.
That’s the Tsunami that’s starting to roll and gather swell not too far out in the distance.
We became so obsessed with our technological advancement while we watched the amazing developments in day to day operation of computers, got mislead by the so called health gurus into weird and wacky diets and health trends and still today we watch degenerative disease numbers increase. We have the nutritional, technological and business knowhow that we’ve never had before and still, there’s a frightening tsunami on its way.
The Super Aged among us are that huge demographic who’s leading end are heading into their 70s and the trailing end are approaching 60. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, over 1 in 7 Australians are aged 65 and over. Around half of these are women. This group are starting to think about their future whether it’s in an aged care facility or whether they continue to live in their home or worse still a large percentage of them find themselves homeless.
Aged care aside, much of this population are thinking about how long they’ll need to work and how healthy will those years be?
This group know that there will be minimal choice when it comes to aged care and then what choice there is will be horrendously understaffed.
So what can we do? Start now to:
- Just as you’re thinking about future finances, think about your future body.
- Think about what state your body is in and what needs to be done to make sure your next 20 or 30 years are quality.
- Put practices in place that will ensure the years in an aged care facility are short.
- Stop smoking.
- Get some serious movement happening in your day. Every day.
- Take all the sugar, processed and toxic foods out of your life.
- Think of a healthy plant based diet that will keep body and mind healthy.
Want to talk more about how you can start your healthy ageing plan? Contact me to book your obligation free ‘Healthy Forward Growth Strategy’ call.