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Article: Earlier retirment increases lifespan
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:33:37 AM »
Title pretty much summarizes it

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/upshot/early-retirement-longevity-health-wellness.html

tl/dr; Dutch study found probability of death within 5 years was reduced by 2.6 percentage points when early [age 55] retirement was taken compared to those who continued to work. This study lines up with many others throughout the world.
Underlying reasons may be reduced stress, increased sleep and a reduction in smoking of early retirees vs their counterparts.

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Re: Article: Earlier retirment increases lifespan
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 07:56:01 AM »
Next article: early retirement may increase lifespan, but you won't notice it since you will forget most of it.

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Re: Article: Earlier retirment increases lifespan
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 10:18:30 AM »
You might live longer, but another study found you are more likely to develop Alzheimer's..... Lol I don't know what to believe or how they come up with this stuff! Its pretty funny stuff.

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Re: Article: Earlier retirment increases lifespan
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
"it isnít retirement itself that affects health, but what you do in retirement"

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Re: Article: Earlier retirment increases lifespan
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 09:32:17 AM »
I think it is what you do both during your working years and what you do in retirement. It is a lot harder to FIRE monetarily if you are a low paid blue collar worker than high paid desk jockey, I would imagine. Light physical duty is a lot easier on the body than digging ditches, so I would think retirees last longer if they are not already broken. Many self help folks recommend a more social retirement being good for your longevity.