Society often suggests that we should slow down in later life. With retirement, we can reflect on what we have achieved, get out to see the world and spend time with family.
Although some people continue to work into their 70s, 80s and even 90s, retirement age in many countries suggests they cut back around age 60 or 65.
But most research suggests that slowing down may not be the best option for your health. At first, there is a honeymoon period where people go on vacation and spend time with their grandchildren, but it wears off.
In general, people who engage in organized work have higher age of mortality. Working leads to other outcomes that are beneficial.
Question: Are you looking forward to retiring or would you like to work as long as possible? Are you doing anything now to prepare for your future?