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Retirement and mental health

“Taking early retirement is beneficial, at least for your mental health,” BBC News has reported. The website said that a study of French national grid workers has shown that early retirement has positive benefits for mental health but makes no difference to physical illness.

Researchers studied a group of over 14,000 employees of an energy company, who retired between 1990 to 2006. In the years before retirement, participants had completed annual questionnaires about their physical health and levels of mental and physical fatigue. Retiring did not seem to have any effect on the rate of physical health problems, such as diabetes and coronary heart disease, which increased with age as expected.

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