New Study Says — If You Want to be Healthy, Quit Your Job
That's the headline you've been looking for, isn't it? Don't quit right now, though. You might want to read the caveat at the end of the story.
According to a recent study conducted at Sydney University in Australia, the best thing you can do for your health is to quit your job. Now, I'm sure that a lot of people would be more than happy to quit their jobs, but don't forget that lifelong food habit you have. You're almost sure to have to eat again someday.
According to the findings of the study, people who were retired actually got quite a bit more exercise, spent less time just sitting and they slept better and for longer periods of time. It all sounds so ideal, doesn't it? Well, there are other benefits to quitting work.
It seems that, after quitting their jobs or retiring, smokers had an easier time of quitting. that's pretty significant. They also reported more of what you might call "enjoyment" time and were able to concentrate on things they really wanted to do like hobbies.
The article says that quitting work;
"creates a great window of opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes. It's a chance to get rid of bad routines and engineer new, healthier behaviors."
Of course, it's not realistic to just quit your job and expect to be happy since you'll be stressed out about money all the time. On the other hand for those nearing retirement age, it gives us all something to look forward to.
Seems to me that, if you enjoy your job, you can have all those benefits without quitting. I've known people who retired and just stopped doing anything at all. None of them are alive to tell about because they all went not too long after they became stagnant from nothing to do.
While they paint a rosy picture, think I'll keep doing this a few more years.
You can read the entire article from the Daily Mail