Health in your 60's
A lot changes in your 60’s – retirement, the kids have left home and started their own families and you find yourself planning what to do with your free time. This can be both exciting and challenging.
Ultimately, how healthy you are determines how much you can enjoy your newfound freedom. Good health means more opportunities in retirement such as travelling and spending time with the grandkids.
Just remember, it’s never too late to start looking after your health. Eating healthy is always a good step, and even if you aren’t up to hitting the gym just going for walks and playing with the grandkids is a great way to stay active.
Get an annual health check-up and talk with your GP about any health or emotional concerns you might have. If you notice anything different about your body, or something just doesn’t feel right, be sure to talk to your doctor.
- Weight and blood pressure
- Blood cholesterol and glucose (diabetes)
- Bowel cancer screening
- Prostate test
- Eye checks
- Flu shot
- Pneumonia vaccine (from 65)
- Blood tests for kidney and liver function and iron levels
- Bone density