Want to Live Longer? Keep Working Past Age 65

I could have told you the truth of what this study proves based on my own observation of people. I’ve seen people who retire six months afterwards, and they look like they’ve aged 10 years!

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If you think it might be time to retire, you might want to think again.

From The Daily Mail:

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.

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.

‘It may not apply to everybody, but we think work brings people a lot of economic and social benefits that could impact the length of their lives,’ said Chenkai Wu, the lead author of the study and doctoral student at Oregon State University.

I’m sure some conspiracy-minded types are thinking that this story has a hidden agenda, specifically, to increase the age at which people can start collecting Social(ist) Security. I doubt that, but given that it’s pretty clear that 70 is not what it was 50 years ago, perhaps it’s time for people to stop going into orbit whenever anyone suggests that we add a year or two to the age when people can start withdrawing these benefits, especially if it could save the system.

Read more here. Then, get back to work.

 

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