As a member of the baby boom generation, I was particuarly intrigued by this article from the Philly Daily News discussing the ever-changing eating habits of fellow boomers.
Mickey D’s? We still eat there, but we’ll have the yogurt and salad with low-fat dressing, thanks.
We’re not searching for the fountain of youth — we’re searching for the fountain of vitality.
A major champion of this movement is Dr. Michael Roizen, creator of the RealAge program and co-author of a new book, “You Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty.” (Free Press, $26).
His approach is based on research suggesting that your food and lifestyle choices can add years to your life. For instance, one recent study found that people who eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, drink moderately, exercise and quit smoking live on average 14 years longer than people who adopt none of these behaviors.
Link: Boomers taking charge of their eating habits
Unfortunately, IRS regs do not allow tax-free withdrawals from health savings accounts for healthy food – at least, not yet.
Perhaps they should?
At the very least, the healthier you are, the lower your health insurance premiums should be. Several leading insurers offer “good health” discounts for qualifying applicants. Ask us for details!