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(Non-ME/CFS study) Retirement reduced physical & mental fatigue and depression

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    We often hear it said that work is good for you. And it is perhaps insinuated that if we were sitting around less we might feel better.

    I'm not saying this is particularly exciting but I thought I'd throw it out:

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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I always hear anacdotes about people getting ill/dying soon after retirement. Maybe that's just because they're old, and then others relate it to them doing less as a way of providing some meaining or rationale for it?

    (Or maybe this papers wrong.)
  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Yes. It *might* be selective evidence. Some people have got into a rhythm of working and would prefer to either keep working or that their spouse would keep working and so "collect" evidence that supports the evidence.

    A similar thing might be the phenomenon that claimed that people can live on for a particular event. I remember reading a study that found, with the data they had, there was no evidence for that.

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