Thursday, December 30, 2010

Health Tips and Health Quotes for Retirees

Here are a few health tips for retirement presented through health quotes by the famous and not-so-famous:

    After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.
    — Helen Gurley Brown

    Any man who can get out of bed in the morning is in pretty good shape. Ask any man who can't.
    — Unknown wise senior

    Many people suffer poor health in retirement, not because of what they eat, but from what is eating them.
    — Anonymous wise person

    By the time most people discover that good health is everything, they've lost it.
    — Unknown wise person

    He who has good health is young.
    — H.G. Bohn

    You want to go easy on the suicide stuff — first thing you know, you'll ruin your health.
    — Robert Benchley

    Eat only when you are hungry. Drink only when you're thirsty. Sleep only when you're tired. Screw only when you're horny.
    — Al Neuharth

    A good laugh is the best medicine, whether you are sick or not.
    — Unknown retiree

    Anybody with normal blood pressure these days just isn't paying attention.
    — Unknown wise working person

    One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom..
    — Muriel Spark

    A lot of good behavior is due to poor health.
    — Unknown retiree

    Just about the time your income reaches the point where food prices don't matter — calories do.
    — Unknown wise person

    Laughter is the remedy for many little ills. It can cure more quickly than the doctor's tiny pills.
    — Unknown wise person

    To feel "fit as a fiddle" you must tone down your middle.
    — Unknown wise person

    Why not cultivate retirement health instead of treating disease?
    — Unknown wise person in retirement

    A lot of people lose their health trying to become wealthy, and then lose their wealth trying to get back their health.
    — Unknown wise retiree

    The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
    — Mark Twain

    Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.
    — George Bernard Shaw

    Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
    — Erma Bombeck

    Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
    — Constitution. The World Health Organization.

    People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
    — Henrik Ibsen

    If I would have known that I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.
    — Cartoon caption in the retirement book The Joy of Not Working, one of the best retirement books that suits your needs

    I retired early for health reasons — my company was sick of me and I was sick of them.
    — Unknown wise person

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Great Fashion for Great Retirement Living

For living smart in retirement, I believe that fashion should consist mainly of T-shirts and Blue Jeans.

I don't sell T-shirts but I have designed a few for myself and had them printed by

Some of these T-shirts are displayed along with some of my favorite retirement T-shirt sayings at:

Retirement T-shirts

Also, I have posted at least 100 quotes relating to clothing, dress, and fashion on

Sensational Quotes about Fashion

My two favorites are:

    "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
    — Oscar Wilde

    "I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes."
    — Yves Saint Laurent
Of course, the natural companion of the blue jean is the T-shirt — the only two items you need to make a fashion statement in retirement.

What's more, style will last for decades whereas today's fashion is designed to be unfashionable tomorrow.

This means that fashion and money are companions only if you are the fashion designer and not when you are the one purchasing fashion.

Here are a few more quotes to place fashion and money and retirement in perspective:
    Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
    — Margaret Oliphant

    Nobody is so miserable as the person who longs to be somebody other than the person he is.
    - Angelo Patri

    An empty head leads to an empty pocket.
    — B.C. Forbes

    The waste of money cures itself, for soon there is no more to waste.
    — M.W. Harrison

    Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
    — Coco Chanel