This is for all the men in advancing age. The average fella would never let their vehicle run without proper maintenance. The auto parts store is a testament to that fact. When its time to change the oil, it gets changed. When its time for a tune up, the vehicle gets a tune up. If it needs a wash, he’s headed straight to the car wash. Ever vigilant in the care of the automobile. So why are men lacking in the self-care department? Why do men neglect their health? Why do men avoid asking for help even when help is warranted? The reasons why may vary dependent upon certain circumstances, but the number 1 reason is Toxic Masculinity.
Let’s start by discovering Toxic Masculinity. [It] is defined as: noun - A cultural concept of manliness that glorifies stoicism, strength, virility, solitude, and dominance, and that is socially maladaptive or harmful to mental and physical health: toxic masculinity perpetuates expectations that are restrictive and traumatizing.
The definition itself explains so much. This is why men do not seek help; whether it is for mental issues or to get back in shape. Men would rather suffer. According to Jill Berger, PhD, an expert in the studies the psychology of masculinity, “Traditionally, society demands that men emulate a Marlboro man ideal--tough, independent” Many lives are lost too soon due to this mentality.
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I have had many opportunities to speak to different men about my journey from being obese and unhealthy to being in the best shape of my life. They all seem impressed and astonished and often follow up with questions on how I may assist them, but 10 out of 10 times nothing comes of it. It’s not that they are not sincere. It is not that they truly think they don’t need help. It is the idea that asking for help or asking to be guided through a difficult situation is a sign of weakness. In fact, seeking and receiving help is one of the strongest things a man can do for himself and his loved ones!
I, too, was victim of a toxic masculine upbringing. My father was a stern man and believed boys needed to begin to act as men as early as possible. I was told numerous times that “little men don’t cry” and “don’t come crying unless your bleeding”. I never witnessed my father cry. Of course, I’m certain he did cry; he is human, he has feelings. But he would never show them. He never took a sick day. He went to work, endangering others I might add, whether it was a cold, the flu, or something worse. While I was growing up, he never visited a doctor once for a checkup. That bad habit led to diabetes and a heart attack. These and many other behaviors influenced my maturation.
As I approached adulthood, I was fortunate enough to be blessed with misanthropic mind. I started to question these behaviors and attitudes and realized-they are detrimental to my life, my existence. Slowly but surely, I was able to breakaway from that closed minded thinking and be free, think for myself. If I need help, I ask for it. I’m not afraid to grow and learn from others-even other men. Toxic masculinity is injurious to a man’s self-esteem, health, and physical conditioning. It is also insalubrious to romantic relationships. In the end toxic masculinity is a benefit to no one.
This article is aimed toward my fellow older gents. I want you to take stock of your life, yourself, your health. Are you doing well? Are you in the best shape of your life? Can you be a better version of yourself? Answer honestly. If changes need to be implanted, then make them, even if this means asking for guidance.
I love my associate men in the over 50 club. I want to see us all live long, happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives. We still have many, many adventurous, fruitful, momentous years ahead of us. Do we fritter away those years feeble, restricted, sickly, and monotonous? Or do we Live those years healthfully with virility, anticipation, love, drive, and machismo? The choice is ultimately ours. We, as men, must step up and man up and do what is best for ourselves and our loved ones.
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What Should I Do with an Inheritance?
You are in retirement or moving towards retirement and you receive an inheritance. What do you do with the money or the property?
The answer depends on several factors. What is your current financial situation? What do you expect your financial situation to be in the short term and in the long term? Too many people have little or no idea because they have not done proper planning during the income producing years. You definitely should not expect an inheritance to pay for the rest of your life.
Things happen. People live longer. Your planning should revolve around your resources, not
After evaluating your Money Life, it is time to figure out what to do with the inheritance. Write down your goals (with your spouse, of course). Put together a plan. Then, take action; follow your plan.
If you wish to work with a financial person, choose someone who is a fiduciary, someone who by law must put the client first, someone who does not make money by selling financial products.
If you don’t need the inheritance, think of your Legacy. Your legacy is what you pass on to your descendants as well as your personal contribution to all mankind in the future. Pay it forward; leave the world a better place than you found it.
Money Coach Bill Stanley is a Registered Investment Adviser, a fiduciary who does not sell
financial products. He educates and he coaches. Bill’s passion is financial literacy for all. His
book, “Money Sense for Young Professionals” is a perfect gift for that child or grandchild who is interested in a better money life. Bill has started a private nonprofit, the William Stanley Foundation, as part of his legacy.
You don’t want to miss our suggestions for Over 50 hobbies and activities that are fun and engaging.
Baby boomers are unlike any prior generation because of their attitudes and lifestyles. As research shows, in terms of their hobbies and interests, baby boomers are not going to settle for your usual bingo night as they get older. They enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from sports and workouts to enjoying their rock ‘n’ roll music.
Even though many boomers care for aging parents as well as children, they still find time for their favorite activities.
So what are popular baby boomer pastimes? Source…
1) Social and Spiritual Experiences
2) Exploring Tech
3) Home Improvement and DIY
5) Aqua Activities
7) Extreme Sports
8) Enjoying Music
9) Career Changes
10) Staying Fit
During retirement each day allows for the freedom of choice. It also allows the retiree to explore new things as a well-deserved reward for all of the hard work accomplished after years of employment. However, it can be quite a challenge to keep things interesting during those long periods of time every day.
There are, of course, those occasional projects and tasks around the house. But, when you think about filling 20 to 30 years of significant and worthwhile things to do, the task may seem a bit overwhelming.
An example of a specific activity is taking a trip to someplace you and your spouse/friend have never been before. The fun is actually in the planning. This is a great way to create memories that will be with you forever.
Another example is to join a sporting group or team. You will not only get into shape, but you will also make new friends.
Here is a list of fun and entertaining ideas to keep retirement anything but mundane: Fun in Retirement
What would you add to this Over 50 Hobbies and Activities?
Did you know that timing is everything in terms of healthy eating?
That's the word from researchers who claim the time of day that you eat may be just as important for your health as what you eat.
Having your meals in a consistent window of 8 to 10 hours may help prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to the authors of a new study published online Sept. 22 in the journal Endocrine Reviews.
"People who are trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle should pay more attention to when they eat as well as what they eat. Time-restricted eating is an easy-to-follow and effective dietary strategy that requires less mental math than counting calories," said researcher Satchidananda Panda (Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA).
Intermittent fasting not only improves sleep and a person's quality of life, it also reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity according to the authors of the study.
Time-restricted eating is a type of intermittent fasting that limits eating to a certain number of hours each day. Intermittent fasting is a popular diet trend used to lose weight, improve health and simplify lifestyles, researchers said.
The study found that when eating was restricted to fewer than 12 hours a day, sleep and quality of life improved. At the same time, risks for heart and liver disease and obesity decreased.
Recent research has shown that genes, hormones and metabolism rise and fall at different times of the day. Aligning when we eat with the body's internal clock can optimize health and reduce the risk of chronic conditions.
"Eating at random times breaks the synchrony of our internal program and make us prone to diseases," Panda said. "Intermittent fasting is a lifestyle that anyone can adopt. It can help eliminate health disparities and lets everyone live a healthy and fulfilling life."
SOURCE: Endocrine Society, news release, Sept. 20, 2021