This is an interesting study, looking at the correlation between enjoyment of life and risk of death.
The researchers found that people who reported high life enjoyment were 24% less likely to die during the period of the study than those who reported no enjoyment.
There is no doubt that lifestyles in later life are changing as a result of our improved longevity.
An important part of planning for retirement is how you will spend that time; having the income and capital in place to support your lifestyle in later life is important, but so is knowing how you will spend that time, ensuring fulfilment and enjoyment.
“A good old age isn’t just about having enough money or a roof above your head. We’re all living longer lives than our parents and grandparents yet too many older people find they don’t have the opportunity to have fun like they did when they were younger.”