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Retirement could really kill you: New Report

by James
(Japan)

Found an interesting article on a British online newspaper; The Mail Online:


'Most people count down the days to retirement, but a recent study has found it could actually send you to an early grave.

New findings suggest that working past age 65 could actually add more years onto your life. It was found to lead to an 11 percent lower risk of death from all causes.

New findings suggest that by working past age 65 individuals could tack more years onto their life, as this group has an 11 percent lower risk of death from all causes. The study found that even those who termed themselves unhealthy are also likely to live longer, just as long as they kept punching the clock.'

Also: Pensioners who take moderate exercise – including walking or dancing – are two and a half times less likely to suffer serious long-term health problems.

And, refreshingly, researchers from University College London who examined 3,500 men and women over 65, say it is never too late to start being active.

Their study comes as separate figures show that as many as a third of adults are becoming obese in their sixties.

Around 35 per cent of men and 38 per cent of women aged 60 to 70 are now classified too fat, up by five per cent in ten years.

Dr Mark Hamer studied 3,454 men and women over eight years and compared detailed information about their health and how often they exercised.

Those who did moderate physical activity at least once a week - such as gardening, washing the car, walking or dancing - were two and a half times more likely to age healthily.

This was defined as not having any long term illnesses including cancer, heart disease, lung problems or Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

And those who did vigorous physical activity at least once a week - including jogging, aerobics or hill walking - were three and a half times more likely to have a healthily old age.

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retirement leads to shorter life
by: Anonymous


If the decision was influenced strongly by health (either physical or mental) considerations then it is possible their health was already in decline prior to retirement.

Death On The Job
by: Joe W.

James, Hi! I agree with your ideas & suggestions about working on wholesome physical activities in retirement. In Japan, I understand that there are men there that literally die on the job because of over working. What is your take on this?

Joe W.
Seniorpreneur

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