6/12/2013 – Retirement, illness: Which causes which?

There’s a school of thought that says that if you want to stay healthy during your retirement years, you’re better off not retiring at all. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart voiced that opinion this week in a question-and-answer session with Encore’s Anne Tergesen and other reporters; asked what people needed to do to stay youthful, the 71-year-old Stewart answered, “Be curious, don’t retire, and keep very active.”

Would they feel better if they still worked? Some commentators and researchers have taken this idea a step further, arguing not just that staying active is healthy, but that leaving the workforce is itself a threat to your health.

Read the full article at MarketWatch.