What You Need To Do In Your 40s, 50s, and 60s to Be Healthy in Retirement With Dr. Bryan Beaumont

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[177] – Which health tests do you need in your 40s, 50s, and 60s for a healthy retirement?

In this episode, Jeremy Keil speaks with Dr. Bryan Beaumont, Medical Director and family medicine physician, about the importance of health screenings and lifestyle choices for a healthy retirement. They cover specific tests recommended for individuals in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, including colon cancer screenings, mammograms, and prostate cancer screenings.

Dr. Beaumont emphasizes the evolving nature of medical guidelines and the importance of regular check-ups with a primary care provider. They also touch on the financial benefits of maintaining good health to avoid the costs associated with chronic illness and medication. Their conversation concludes with a reminder to prioritize your health and well-being as you plan for retirement.

Dr. Beaumont discusses:

  • The importance of health tests and screenings for different decades of life
  • Discussion on cholesterol screening, mammograms, eye disease screening, and colonoscopy in the 40s
  • Osteoporosis, lung cancer screening, and prostate cancer in the 50s
  • The connection between health and financial well-being in retirement
  • Why it’s important to maintain our health as we age
  • And more

The Health Tests You Need in Your 40s, 50s, and 60s to Be Healthy in Retirement

Let’s explore the essential health tests and screenings you need throughout your life to help you stay proactive about your health and have a healthy retirement.

What Health Screenings Should I Get in My 40s?

In your 40s, health screenings become increasingly important.

The Wall Street Journal recently published The Health Tests You Need at Age 30, 40 and 50, highlighting the importance of cholesterol screening, mammograms, eye disease screening, and colonoscopies during this decade.

With the rise of colon cancer cases in younger individuals, it’s now suggested to begin colon cancer screening at age 45. Mammograms should also start at age 40 for those not at high risk.

Establishing care with a primary care provider early on is vital, as these guidelines may continue to evolve.

What Should I Look Out for Health-wise in My 50s?

As you enter your 50s, the focus includes screenings for osteoporosis, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. If you have a history of smoking, consider beginning yearly low-dose CT scans at age 50.

Prostate cancer screening is recommended starting at age 50, but some may start earlier based on symptoms.

Pay attention to changes in urinary experience and frequency, and get regular screenings. A primary care provider is crucial to monitor these changes and discuss any concerns.

How Should I Approach My Health After 50?

Staying proactive with your health is crucial as you age.

Consider additional screenings such as hepatitis C and HIV, and maintain regular discussions about mental health and well-being.

Regular check-ups can help monitor changes and address concerns early on.

How Does Health Affect My Financial Well-being in Retirement?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not only good for your body but also for your finances. Chronic illnesses and medications can be costly, so prioritizing your health and well-being as you approach retirement is essential.

How Can I Invest in a Healthy Lifestyle for Retirement?

Avoiding unhealthy habits is key to longevity. Make informed lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption, to support a healthier retirement.

How Do I Find the Right Health Care Provider for Retirement?

Like searching for a good financial advisor, finding a good doctor involves asking and being asked the right questions.

Your relationship with your provider is a personal one, so keep an eye out for someone you resonate with. You may need to explore different options to find a provider who aligns with your preferences and is receptive to your health goals.

Why Should I Treat Maintaining My Health as a Job in Retirement?

In retirement, managing your health becomes a primary focus. Like a job, it requires dedication and effort. Engaging in simple activities, like regular walks, can have a significant impact on your physical and mental health.


Being proactive with your health is essential for a healthy retirement. Stay informed and make wise health decisions, just as you would with retirement investments and tax planning.

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