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Essential Reading About Medical Insurance for You

                                                                 Photo by Total Shape A question often asked by seniors is “ As a Senior can I get Medical/Health Insurance?” Or sometimes more specifically like “I am 66 years or I am over 70 years old, can I get Medical Insurance? Health conditions are usually directly proportional to age. As we age health problems increase. Is Medical Insurance necessary for seniors in India? Medical expenditure is increasing and will continue to increase in the years to come. It would be challenging for senior citizens who are living on their savings or pension to bear the high cost of medical treatment entirely on their own. How many retired employees are fully covered by medical insurance? Government employees continue to have health care covered by the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) after retirement. It is mostly provided for the retired Government employee and spouse. However, many times the CGHS “approved rates” are far below t

Walking : Our Can-Do, Must-Do Exercise

                                                                            Photo by Vlada Karpovich    “Walking is man’s best medicine,” said Hippocrates ((460-370 BC) centuries ago. He was known as the ‘Father of Medicine.’ “Walking is the best possible exercise," said U.S. President Thomas Jefferson over two hundred years ago. “Just walk for half an hour every day, or at least for 5 days a week,” says my current physician. Walking – The Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone Exercise: Almost anyone can do it - The mantra for good health and a long life it is said is to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Walking regularly is the antidote to a sedentary lifestyle. It can be practiced by people across age groups. Teenagers can do it to knock off some pounds. A middle-aged person can fit a half hour of working into their schedule at work or on the way to work. What about us seniors? Yes, those of us who can, should take a brisk walk regularly. Walking is an exercise that is available