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Women sit more after retirement.

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If you're looking forward to some extra downtime after retirement, just be sure it doesn't result in more sitting time. A study published online November 17, 2020 by the journal Occupational and environmental medicine It found that on average, women saw a pointy increase in sitting time – greater than an additional 20 minutes every day – after they retired after they were working. This is an unhealthy pattern that may result in the next risk for heart disease.

Researchers identified this trend by data from a Finnish study of nearly 700 people (about 85 percent of them women). Most participants worked in managerial roles or held skilled positions before retiring at a median age of 63. The increase in sitting time occurred after retirement, and remained at a low level for the following two years or more after retirement. In contrast, men saw a gradual decline of their activity levels over time, but no sudden increase after leaving the job. So, when you're retiring within the near future, it could be price monitoring your activity level to be sure you don't decelerate after you permit your job.

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