People living overseas who do not wish to make a claim on their expat health insurance policy could be wise to undertake regular mental stimulation activities.
Dianne Bown-Wilson, chief executive of In My Prime, has told how exercising the brain can be the key to fulfilment in later life.
She recommended enjoying puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku or playing bridge as ideal ways to pass the time and to give the mind a workout.
"Facing the challenge of achieving something new through continuing education, taking up a new hobby or interest or putting oneself in a new environment through travelling, are all highly beneficial," the expert stated.
Ms Bown-Wilson went on to note that keeping physically active is sure to help when it comes to mental wellbeing, while a positive mindset is a must.
The University of Missouri recently completed research that showed taking the time to plan for a change in lifestyle will result in a happier retirement.
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