The health risks of retirement

Philip Booth appears on BBC Radio Merseyside

Philip Booth appeared on BBC Radio Merseyside to discuss the Institute of Economic Affairs and Age Endeavour Fellowship's report on the health risks of retirement.

The report entitled, 'Work Longer, Live Healthier,' shows that in the medium- and long-term retirement can lead to increased health problems including depression and loneliness. Mr Booth states that though there is a holiday effect in the short term, retired people are 40% more likely to suffer from depression than people of the same age that are still working. The key to retirement, the study says, is to keep active and create a structure that mimics work.

Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 1:01.20.