By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Recently, I visited south Florida for business. Some surgeon friends and I were there for advanced orthopedic training.
As we all know, this is a densely populated area for retired senior citizens. To my surprise, these seniors were living life to the fullest. They were wearing clothes of fashion, had stylish hairdos and jewelry, driving convertible cars, sporting dark tans, and were busy with many physical activities.
These activities included swimming, golfing. biking, tennis, dancing and training in the gym.
My Florida surgeon friend told me these people come to him for multiple joint replacements due to osteoarthritis. They weren’t there to just take the pain away, but to get back to an active lifestyle as quick as possible.
So, let me ask you, who are retired, have you made a bucket list or a life list? Do you look at retirement as time closer to death or as a new beginning?
Maybe you should get a personal trainer, take dancing lessons, play golf or tennis. What activities have you always desired to do? You are never too old to try something new or out of your comfort zone.
You shouldn’t care what your family or friends think. Either you will make them jealous, or maybe they’ll join you.
Former President George Bush, even to this day, skydives every year on his birthday. Isn’t he like 100 years old?
We all have an inner kid in us. Find yours, and enjoy retirement like it’s a continual vacation because it is. You’ve earned it!
I know I’m getting a little older, but to be honest, some of these great grandmas in Florida were looking kind of hot, and so can you.