January 29, 2018 | New York Times

The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer

Positive health effects of retirement have also been found by studies using data from Israel, England, Germany and other European countries. That retirement promotes health and prolongs life isn’t obvious. After all, work provides income and, for some, health insurance — both helpful for maintenance of well-being. It also can provide purpose and camaraderie. Evidence is mounting that loneliness and social isolation are linked to illness, cognitive decline and death.

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