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    If You Rest, You Rust? Study Finds Early Retirement May Speed Up Cognitive Decline

    It’s hard to think of an early retirement as anything other than a positive. Who wouldn’t want to trade in their suit and tie for a pair of beach shorts? While retiring ahead of schedule may be easier on the body, a new set of research has found that it may not be so beneficial for the mind.
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    Default Re: Early Retirement May Speed Up Cognitive Decline

    I don't care what they say- I'm not sticking around at work a whole lot longer than necessary.

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    That's OK. You won't remember this conversation anyway.

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    I don't care what they say- I'm not sticking around at work a whole lot longer than necessary.
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    If You Rest, You Rust? Study Finds Early Retirement May Speed Up Cognitive Decline

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    I retired at the great old age of 64 Years and 9 Months. Am I stupid yet? I got about another 14%!laughdog.gif
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    As Neil Young said, "It's better to burn out than it is to rust".But on a serious note its really about staying active in retirement, at least mentally active as much as you were when you worked. Hobbies are good for that.
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    Iím more physically and mentally active since retiring at 56 years, 8 months. My job as a Regional Supervisor involved mostly administrative tasks, sitting behind a computer, and occasional physical labor when on travel with my team. My last year was spent coordinating parts of my job with those who were taking over my projects when I hit the door. My wife retired this year at 61. We travel frequently, bought and remodeled a lakehouse, and spend 35-40 weekends a year in Hot Springs either on the lake, or at horse races (weíre $2.40 trifecta betters). And weíve both lost 25+ pounds since retiring. Landscaping, gardening, fishing (frequently), whatever mood strike me.
    Retirement is what you make of it.

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    Nice! Sounds perfect. Life is good!

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    I think what you do in retirement matters a lot. If you spend your day plopped on the sofa watching tv, well... it's pretty much over. Before I retired, I did go to a couple of retirement seminars. Though they were really good in helping you understand your retirement pension, benefits etc., the woman giving the seminar also handed out a more important booklet. What do you do once you retire? We keep ourselves busy mostly. We do travel a bit but also have hobbies and interests that keep us moving and active on a daily basis. This helps keeps us young and healthy.

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