There is an observable difference between the health of retires and non-retirees over time. So far no retirement study concluded one responsible cause of pernicious health effects of retirees’ health, it might be curtailed social support, cold emotional bonding, or discontinues to engage in physical activity. The involuntary and early retirement has a detrimental upshot for post-retirement physical and emotional health. There is recent evidence post-retirement requires higher protection against cognitive decline. Whereas those who retired at age 55 had almost twice the risk of death compared to people who retired at age 60 and men have an 80% greater increased risk than women. In the relatively narrow range, it’s not scrutinized around age, but it’s related to mitigated changes in health.
The ‘NAY’ and The ‘YAY’
The researchers proclaim an association of poorer health outcomes among retirees, as a result of bad health habits. Over 40% of retirees have vicissitude to retirement and major cardiovascular disease, a heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, there may be some factors associated with retirement that lead to worsening health. There is equivocal evidence regarding the health consequences of retirement showing positive effects, others negative. Mostly in cases of earlier retirement, their health is being compromised or they are no longer actively taking part in physical activities (brisk walks, favorite sports, etc). Issues that may protect health from worsening in retirement include social support, physical exercise, lifestyle changes, and emotional health. Whether retirement is earlier than the normative age, there is a thought-provoking link with deteriorating health and the experience of loneliness and social isolation.
Researchers have shown that lifestyle change in post-retirement sometimes leads to social isolation & loneliness that can be a bigger killer than obesity and another major health issue. A long-term study indicates that part-time jobs and physical activities in post-retirement affects the health positively. On-time retirement and voluntary early retirement are both related to better physical functioning. Don’t compromise health upon the leisure activities. In self-report health, retires are more likely to rate their health as satisfactory. There is evidence that work stress, responsibilities are major factors in pre-retirement. There might be a causal relationship between retirement and positive health outcomes the way we plan it with physical activities, exercise less sleep and active participation in household chores. By enjoying retirement actively retirees mental health improves and age-related medical problems. Pre-retirement work and health history go hand by hand with retirees after retirement. It’s the biggest misconception that “retirement is a single event,” demands different from all and has unique to each person. Moreover, retired life is more than just saving money. Paying for the retirement years is the most expensive undertaking, one needs to be emotionally prepared as well. A certain amount of stress is healthy and necessary for growth. Retirement is exciting and full of adventure, it’s important that one needs to be physically active. Understanding the assumption that retirement greatly depends on physical activities, lifestyle, and health.