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The Four Types of People You Will Likely Meet in Retirement

Everyone has a different experience in their retirement period. However, a few characterizations can be easily derived from the available data. Yes, the data from the studies of retirees and different surveys can come handy. According to research, there are nine different types of people you will come across in your retirement. While some may have a lot of positive things to offer, which you can adopt, others might not be the kind of person you would like to interact with. That said, all of them will teach you something about enjoying your retirement.

The Tireless Mover

Such a person is always on the move. They follow a bucket list that can be as long as a CVS receipt. You can accompany such a person from a yoga class to a 15-mile bike ride. Each day of their lives is full of appointments, classes, or even a meet up with friends. If you think they are keeping their weekends free, you are wrong. They either would be catching the Rolling Stones for the nth time or skydive for the very first time.

To stay active and be on the move round the clock, you need to follow a healthy lifestyle. According to studies, a healthy diet, along with exercise, can boost your immunity and increase energy levels. Physical activity of moderate intensity for 150 to 300 minutes is highly recommended. If you come across people of your age in retirement who seem to be fitness-conscious and are always on the move, try to learn all the good things from them. This way, you might get a companion for your fitness sessions too.

The Lost

It’s not that every individual experience a smooth transition into the retirement phase. Several studies revealed that there are people who go through depression, anxiety, and also develop feelings of loss by the time they retire. Often, people tend to emphasize money while planning for their retirement. But, aside from money, there are certain social as well as psychological factors that they need to plan for.

For instance, coping with the fact that they wouldn’t be working again, building new relationships, and look out for things to pass time. This is the reason why experts recommend coming up with a financial plan that revolves around things that make them happy. However, until and unless you reach this stage in life you wouldn’t be able to measure how things would be.

The Workhorse

While the retirement phase can be really fulfilling and serene, it can prove to be quite a lonely phase for some. The National Poll on Healthy Aging reveals that at least 1 out of 3 retired seniors feels lonely in retirement.  Loneliness can have a detrimental impact on the mental and physical health of older adults and can even shorten their life expectancy.

However, you can prevent loneliness. The solution lies in finding the root cause that has driven the person into loneliness. It can either be the death of a spouse or some health issue that’s preventing them from socializing. Social contact is beneficial for any age group. Individuals enduring loneliness after retirement can either volunteer themselves in some kind of activity or even catch up with an old buddy.

The Lonely

While the retirement phase can be fulfilling and serene, it can prove to be quite a lonely phase for some. The National Poll on Healthy Aging revealed that at least 1 out of 3 retired seniors feels lonely in retirement.  Loneliness can have a detrimental impact on the mental and physical health of older adults and can even shorten their life expectancy. Prevention of loneliness is possible.

The solution lies in finding the root cause that has driven the person into loneliness. It can either be the death of a spouse or some health issue that’s preventing them from socializing. Social contact is beneficial for any age group. Individual enduring loneliness after retirement can either volunteer themselves in some kind of activity or even catch up with an old buddy.

The bottom line is you might dig out a little of yourself in all the afore-mentioned characterizations. However, you can actually come across many other types of people of your age in your retirement. Always try to adopt all the good things as you meet new people and refrain from adopting bad habits.

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