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Retirement Could Be Bad for Health

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  • A new report showed that following an initial boost in health, retirement increases your risk of depression by 40 percent while raising your chances of being diagnosed with a physical condition by 60 percent
  • Two of the biggest hurdles to health and happiness facing the elderly are social isolation and inactivity, both of which often increase after retirement
  • Making a point to stay active, involved and to pursue your interests may help make your retirement a happy and healthy one: many people are now embracing their older years as some of the most fulfilling of their lives, and you can, too

By Dr. Mercola

Are you counting down the days until you can retire and spend your days playing golf, traveling, being with your grandkids or sipping iced tea from your front porch swing?


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