We’ve teamed up Humana with tips on kicking YOUR Generation Encore into high, healthy gear with full page advertorial appearing in the August/September 2016 issues Real Simple, Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, Golf, and Money magazines! We were paid to appear and, as always, all opinions are our own.
My beloved Grandpa used to love the saying “health is wealth.”
As his caretaker while in my thirties, I was familiar with the phrase but never thought much about it.
Even when Grandpa would sweetly explain to me what the phrase meant to him and why I should take it to heart, I didn’t.
Sorry Grandpa, but I just didn’t get it.
I was young, energetic, and happily busy chasing three kids around. On top of running my own business and traveling to California as much as I could to help my stepdad care for my beautiful, dying mother.
Looking back at that time of my life, I’m not sure how I did it. David was out on the road for long, brutal stretches and the juggling got intense—it felt at times like there was not enough of me to go around.
I should have counted my blessings more. And my health was one of those blessings I rarely counted.
Now that I’m older and, hopefully, wiser (though I doubt I’ll ever reach Grandpa wise), I take eating right, staying active, and getting a good night’s sleep more seriously.
It’s simply impossible to keep up with the pace of my chosen lifestyle otherwise. Gone are those glory days of endless energy, and I’ve finally learned the importance of taking care of myself. I’m worthless to others otherwise.
Health IS wealth.
So, when Humana asked us to team up to help get the word out to Generation Encore (of which we are proud, card-carrying members—okay, there’s no card, but we’d carry one if there was!), we said HECK YEAH!
What an honor it is to share our story and tips in top magazines:
Look for us when you pick up your copy of Real Simple, Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, Golf, and Money magazines this month!
Stay healthy, my friends, so you can have encore adventures like this in Sicily:
Or this in Arizona:
This is YOUR time. Get up, get active, and have some fun!
YOUR TURN: How important is staying healthy as you navigate your encore years? Have we missed any important tips? Please share yours in the comment section!