Continuing to work is good for your health

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio Wales

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio Wales to discuss the new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Age Endeavour Fellowship on the ill effects of retirement.

The report states that when comparing retirees and those of the same age that are continuing to work, retirees are more likely to suffer from clinical depression and a diagnosed medical illness. Mr Littlewood argues that perhaps some of the benefits of work are overlooked such as physical activity, social interaction, and a steady income. These attributes help people maintain a happy and healthy life.

Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 41.20.