Membership of social groups, such as book clubs or church groups, after retirement is linked to a longer life, with the impact on health and wellbeing similar to that of regular exercise

Published on February 22, 2016 under News

Social group memberships in retirement are associated with reduced risk of premature death:evidence from a longitudinal cohort study by N. Steffens.

The findings indicate that remaining active socially is comparable to physical exercise in its effect on mortality.

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