Back in September, researchers from the University of Miami reported that working past retirement age had lots of health benefits. Working seniors were less likely to report health problems. They were also healthier according to objective measures like rates of cancer, diabetes and heart trouble.

Now, of course, we have proof that the opposite is true.

A study led by the University of Sydney shows that retirees

  • Increased physical activity by 93 minutes a week
  • Decreased sedentary time by 67 minutes per day
  • Increased sleep by 11 minutes per day
  • 50 per cent of female smokers stopped smoking

In other words, if you’re looking for a definitive answer to the “work or retire” debate, you need to keep looking.