Retirement causes stress
Professional stress is highest among the age groups of 35-44 and 55 to 69 years old. The moment one retires is a crucial one in life, leaving people with a lot of spare time. For physical and mental reasons, social interaction is important to lead a long and healthy life.
Tom De Ruyck, Senior Consultant InSites Consulting explains “Participants indicate that having enough social contact is key to living a long and healthy life. In our interviews with 55+ individuals it was mentioned frequently that the moment you retire is a crucial one. Especially the years before are determinant in the sense that your career needs to have a happy end.”
These results are based on secondary research conducted on the InSites Health Study and an analysis of different types of online social media targeted on 55+ individuals. In a second phase, a quantitative study and qualitative study were conducted amongst 55+ individuals, using user created brainstorms, online in-depth and duo interviews.
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