Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Work is Good For Your Health

Mike and I write about this topic in The Rainbow Years but we now have even more evidence to make the point that staying in paid work of some kind keeps you healthier. An Australian Bureau of Statistics report published in August 2008 found that workers aged between 45 and 74 were less likely to have a chronic health condition, including obesity, than people who had retired. They have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Cardiovascular disease and arthritis each affect about 25% of older workers whereas 50% of those who do not have paid work are affected. So now you know!

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