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Want a longer life? Join the club

Want a longer life? Join the club

Joining a book club after retirement could extend your life just as much as doing weekly exercise.

Dr Niklas Steffens and Dr Tegan Cruwys of The University of Queensland School of Psychology have published findings that indicate social groups are vital to longevity and wellbeing.

“Retirees reported a 10 per cent drop in quality of life for every group membership they lost after retiring,” Dr Steffens said.

“The research also shows that the more groups an individual belongs to in the first few years after they stop working, the lower their risk of death.

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