With retirement age on the rise, modern parents both working to support the family, and the cost of health insurance climbing, the health business sector is making continued efforts to put emphasis on a longer life through disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s latest study, many Americans will be working well into their 70s and 80s before they can afford retirement. This means that you’ll need to be healthy enough to work well into your 60s and the local health industry’s goal to help you do that.
This is just one of the reasons why you see Central Florida Health News magazine from the Polk County Medical Association. It’s also why you have support groups available at your local hospital for relevant issues like parenting, diabetes, and heart disease. In addition, many local clinics and medical facilities are offering ways to keep you and your family active and healthy with nutritional, sporting, and life planning events.
If you don’t know about these services available to you however, then you can’t take advantage of them. One way to stay informed is to read this magazine, but you can also stay connected and learn more about when and how these services are offered by following your local health clinic on social networking sites, like Facebook or Twitter.
Some of these facilities offer newsletters or notifications via e-mail as well, and of course, a visit to the website is also useful when you need to find out what kind of services can help you and your family. Making healthy choices is essential to a longer life, and your community is here to support you in this effort.
story by MIKE JOHNSON,
BIO: Mike Johnson comes from 11 years in publishing as the former Ad Director and Publisher of Orlando Weekly. Mike enjoys cycling, swimming, triathlons, yoga, and spending time outdoors with his family. Mike resides with his wife Shannon, a certified personal trainer, and their two children in Lakeland.