Want to increase physical activity and decrease ass-sitting? Retire. Want to get more sleep and lower stress levels? Retire. Want to be able to buy a whole bunch of crap and get out of dept? … Well you’re going to have to keep working then.
A study of retired folk down in Australia shows that people are improving their lifestyles when they retire. Not shocking, but some of the numbers may still surprise you.
As reported by www.timeslive.co.za
Published this week in the Journal of Preventative Medicine, the results revealed that once retired, seniors increased their physical activity by 93 minutes a week, decreased sedentary time by 67 minutes per day, enjoyed 11 minutes more sleep per day, and 50 percent of female smokers stopped smoking.
The improvements were the strongest with people who retired from full-time employment.
Read more on the study right here