6. Crunches

Crunches

While it is important to engage in physical activity throughout your life, there are some exercises you will want to avoid as you get older. According to Camelback Sports Therapy, certain abdominal exercises such as crunches and sit-ups can cause excess wear and tear on your spine. These exercises may even cause spinal fractures. Camelback suggests replacing crunches with core-strengthening plank exercises instead.

5. Going into Debt

Going Into Debt

Burying yourself in debt is never a good idea. However, as your retirement years inch nearer, it becomes even more critical to avoid debt and sock away money for the future. Kevin O’Leary told CNBC Make It that it is wise to have all your debt paid off by the age of 45. O’Leary offers tips for planning for retirement and paying down your debt. These include saving rather than spending, investing your money, and giving thought to paying off your mortgage. Additionally, O’Leary suggests forming a plan for paying off debt and making use of your company’s 401(k) plan.

4. Avoiding Vegetables

Avoiding Vegetables

Your mother may or may not have let you get away with avoiding your vegetables. Now that you are well into adulthood, you are wise enough to know that Mom was right when she told you to eat your veggies. As you head into the next half of your life, it is critical to provide your body with the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants contained in vegetables. Enjoy a variety of colorful produce for the best benefit. Include in your diet such treats as dark leafy greens, crunchy orange carrots, nutrient-packed pumpkin and juicy red tomatoes.

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