Retirement recreation improves the health of older people. This is indicated by the results of the scientists from Australia. Melody Ding, the study's author, analyzed the health status 25 thousands of older Australians. It turned out that retirement significantly affects the health.
Additional recreation increased physical activity of the elderly on average one and a half hours a week. People started to walk more and sit less in one place. Significantly improved the quality and duration of sleep.
Retirement, say the experts, gives them more time to personal matters. Many even refuse from bad habits and start to preach a healthy lifestyle.