Can Retirement Kill You?

January 29, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Slate notes that there have been a number of famous figures who have recently died soon after they retired. Can retiring kill you? Slate reports:

  • Studies suggest that it’s possible that those who retire early are likelier to die early. However it’s difficult to be sure because a lot of people who retire early often do so for health reasons.
  • If the relationship does exist then it’s speculated that this is because the everyday routine of getting up and going to work keeps you both physically and mentally fit. Losing that daily routine can hasten your mortality.
  • It’s also possible that people lose the will to live after they retire.

Read about some of the more notable people that have recently died post-retirement as well as some of the other issues that might be involved over here.

Source: Slate