This Is the Perfect Retirement Age—and It’s Not 65

Counting the clock until your retirement? You might want to put away your pension plan. According to a Japanese doctor, you should never clock out of the workforce—or do so well after the age of 65, at least.

In an interview with Japan Times, Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, a physician and chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, said not retiring was one of his secrets to living a long, healthy life.

Before you roll your eyes, consider this: When most people lived until age 68, the typical retirement age was around 65 years old. Now that people are living much longer, they should also hold off on retiring, Dr. Hinohara says. Staying busy well into your senior years gives you a sense of purpose and fulfillment, which could keep you healthy as you age. And doing so couldn’t be easier; just check out the perfect jobs for seniors.

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