Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher, InternationalLiving.com Editors at the Huffington Post, describe the reasons for retiring overseas. Most involve lowering both expenses and stress levels while optimizing one’s health. For example: “Most of us dream of retiring someplace warm. Snow and cold are things we gladly leave behind with our old 9-to-5 lives. And when the weather is warm and sunny, it’s easy to spend more time outside in the fresh air. Before you know it, you may ease into an active lifestyle with lots of exercise … and health experts agree that’s key to keeping us looking and feeling young.”
With sunny, mild weather comes a desire to be outdoors, socialize and live a more physically active life. As well, long growing seasons result in bountiful fruits and vegetables year round.