One in every 5 American workers is over 65, and by 2020, 1 in 4 American workers will be over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the average lifespan increases, people will likely be working beyond the typical retirement age. This means it is critical to stay healthy throughout your life. If you are over the age of 50, consider being screened for the following life-threatening conditions:
- Colorectal cancer
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Likewise, if you are over the age of 60, consider being immunized annually for the flu, shingles and pneumonia. Prioritizing health now will allow you to live a longer, healthier life well into retirement.