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30 June 2016

Getting older

While getting older inevitably goes hand-in-hand with mounting physical problems, retirement may help folks to lead healthier lives. A study conducted among about 25,000 Australians who were close to retirement suggests that many people sit less, sleep more and increase their levels of beneficial physical activity once they retire, especially those who were previously employed in sedentary jobs and experienced significant amounts of stress at work. Interestingly, the findings also indicate that about half of the women smokers surveyed quit after retiring.

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