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At every stage in life, being healthy is important. However, as a senior, your health is especially important. The healthier you are in your golden years, the better you feel, the more you can enjoy life, and believe it or not, the less money you have to spend. Each time you visit the doctor, Medicare will require that you make a co-payment for your visit. The healthier you are, the less often you have to visit the doctor, keeping more money in your wallet.   

Eat High Fiber Foods

Consider incorporating high fiber foods into your diet. An increased fiber consumption can help lower your cholesterol. Lower cholesterol is better for your heart health and your overall health. Fiber is also a great choice because it keeps you fuller, longer.

When you don't feel hungry, you are less likely to overeat. This in turn helps you maintain a healthy weight, which is also beneficial for your health. Foods like nuts, whole-grain breads, beans, and vegetables are a great way to get fiber in your diet.

Get Moving

Make certain you are making an effort to keep your body moving. If you haven't been active for some time, start off slow. Regular exercise helps lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and Alzheimer's. Walking is a great way to incorporate exercise into your life.

You could walk outside, at the mall or at the gym, wherever you feel comfortable. Consider taking a 15-minute walk, three times a week. As your body adjust, start adding an additional 5 minutes every few weeks. You can also move on to other forms of exercise as your body adjusts. Remember, it's not as much about intensity as it is consistency.

Stay Involved

It's also important to stay involved. Believe it or not, social interaction can also keep you healthier and prevent you from having to visit the doctor's office as often. When you interact with others, your brain stays sharp.

If you don't use your brain, the inactivity can have an effect on your cognitive function. Social interaction can help minimize your risk for dangerous conditions like dementia. Staying involved with others can also help improve your mental health and decrease the chance of you developing issues like depression.

No matter what Medicare supplement insurance plan you have, you can save money. Not only will you have more money in your wallet, but with good health, you will have a better life overall. Talk to an insurance professional like Brown & Brown of Prescott for more information.