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View Poll Results: How do you feel most days physically?
Just great 18 24.00%
Average 25 33.33%
Tired 16 21.33%
Sore 9 12.00%
My mind is hazy and unclear 0 0%
Angry at what my life has become 4 5.33%
None of the above 3 4.00%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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They say that your retirement years may be the best years ever. Peace of mind, confidence, maturity, experience with life's little microaggressions, etc.

But while your minds are ready for life's pressures, our bodies may not be. How do you feel most days?
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As long as I get plenty of exercise, I feel fine.

Being sedentary will make you much worse off.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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Too bad you don't have multiple choice because I'd choose several. I rarely feel great. I sometimes feel adequate and often feel tired depending on whether I've had to take sleep meds in the middle of the night when I can't get back to sleep. Sometimes I bemoan the choices I made in life despite eventually ending up well-off financially. I only made one smart financial move in my entire life and that was to build a 4000 sq ft house in a very desirable area of Los Angeles that netted me about 750K when I sold it. I'm living off that for the next 10 years and then when I am 75-80 or thereabouts I figure by that time if a devastating disease doesn't get me I'll probably exercise my right to a dignified exit from this world via Switzerland's generous laws for such things.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Physically I feel much better than while working. Sitting at a desk all day and the stress of my job was taking a toll. After a year and a half 95% of the stiffness and pain in my legs are gone. I have more energy and rarely fall asleep while watching TV at night.

After my adjustment to the retired life I feel great mentally.

Sorry about your condition thrillobyte
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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Physically I feel much better than while working. Sitting at a desk all day and the stress of my job was taking a toll. After a year and a half 95% of the stiffness and pain in my legs are gone. I have more energy and rarely fall asleep while watching TV at night.

After my adjustment to the retired life I feel great mentally.

Sorry about your condition thrillobyte
Yeah. Can't be genetic because my mother beat cancer at 94 and is thriving at 97.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Energetic some days, tired some days, relaxed most days. About the same as before. Just hope I can maintain it with exercise, good diet, sleep, relaxation, fun.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: equator
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I miss the hobbies that used to define me. Got to where physically I could no longer do them, so trying to find activity and "identity" in other pursuits. Often feel like I don't know who I am.


But being retired at the beach is a wonderful way to live, despite that angst.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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I feel best during the winter, as I ski most days.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Energetic some days, tired some days, relaxed most days. About the same as before. Just hope I can maintain it with exercise, good diet, sleep, relaxation, fun.
^^ Perfect answer.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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It depends. If I am outside doing gardening, I am sore and tired the next day. If I am sitting watching TV for a few hours, I am achey when I get off the couch. If I drive too long and do too many chores, I get exhausted. Each day is different. When I start stumbling around and bumping into stuff, I know it's time to rest. So I voted "average" because I think for my age, this is average.
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