Vital Stats: Ages 65-plus

Those of you about to cross the 65 threshold might find some of these statistics comforting.

Erin Beresini
(Tim Chandonnet)
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Your Generation by the Numbers

Those of you about to cross the 65 threshold might find some of these statistics comforting.

Erin Beresini

80

The age at which Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest this past May. It was his third summit; his first was at 70, his second at 75. There goes your excuse.

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(AP)


156

The average number of pairs of running shoes a lifelong runner will use by the time he or she turns 70. What you can’t replace: your Knees. Keep them in shape.

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(Lenscap Photography)


$1,500

Amount you’ll save on a season pass at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort if you’re a mountain host. In exchange, you’ll volunteer two days a week.

jackson hole ski resort mountains view wyoming
(MZimm1869/Flickr)


$50,000

Price of a beachside condo in Ecuador, one of the cheapest places on earth for retirees. other options: Condos in Chiang Mai, Thailand, rent for $400 a month; $995 a month will get you a 2,100-square-foot beach house (with cleaning service) in Nicaragua; or you can buy an 860-square-foot house in Abruzzo, Italy, for $75,000.

Puerto Cayo Ecuador property beach cheap
(Getty Images/Flickr RF)


180

Minutes per week scientists suggest doing elastic-band stretches to improve overall fitness. That’s three hours—you can do it.

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(Lee Rogers )


10%

The portion of his retirement income that 80-year-old Lew Hollander, who has completed 50 Ironmans (two in the past year), spends on health care. Retirees typically spend twice that. It pays to stay active.

Deschutes Dash Bend Oregon old mill district lifestyle action sports central oregon healthy Pacific Northwest swim leg run sunshine community Lew Hollander athelete
(Tim Chandonnet)

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