advertisement
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.

advertisement

Live healthier

Your hearing »

Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing

Healthy eating may protect your hearing

Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss.

Quit smoking »

Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke

This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey

After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.