A large research study in China looked at what happened to people’s health after the government enriched pensions available to rural residents.
By some measures, the older people, who were now able to retire, were healthier. But their memory abilities suffered.
Why does continuing your work life matter? It may mean continuing with a high level of mental stimulation. Or it may also involve the social contact you experience at work.
If you’re retired, or plan to be, make sure to incorporate these elements into your daily and weekly life.