The Negative Consequences Of Retirement

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Rose is a sixty-eight year old, recent widow and retiree, living in the United States. She has retired a little less than a year ago from the child care development field where she worked for thirty years. Rose highly enjoyed working in the childcare environment; so much that she exceeded the average United States retirement age of sixty- two, by six years! (Brandon par 2). Although she now lives alone in her ranch house, seasonal visits from her four children and nine grandchildren since retiring has provided something far from a dull home for Rose. However, the visits become extremely limited when children are back in their classrooms, and a different, frigid atmosphere deluges Rose’s residence. Including Rose, there are seventy- eight million …show more content…
Retirement has a sixty percent chance of leading to the diagnosis of a negative physical condition (Scutti par 8). The new leisure time that comes with retiring causes elder Americans to relax their previously working bodies, but resting and inactivity of the body leads to negative outcomes. The negative outcomes of inactivity causes chronic and disorderly body conditions. Diseases of the heart, respiratory system, diabetes, and injuries from unintentional accidents due to a weak body are negative consequences of an inactive retirement.It is thought that the life of a retiree’ has more physical stress than one of an employed person because the body is not in a productive …show more content…
Both physical illnesses can be prevented by healthier lifestyle choices and physical conditioning. There are various other chronic conditions that affect the aging population. Eight conditions, including hypertension and type two diabetes, and what percentage they affect the populace are represented in the bar graph below (par 14).The graph cumulatively represents the sixty five and up age group affected by chronic conditions, in America. According to the graph, Hypertension is the leading condition that the older population experiences. The elevated statistic for high blood pressure, a form of heart illness, correlates with heart disease being the major cause of death in people aged sixty five and up (par 13). Closely behind high blood pressure is Arthritis- a condition that causes bone and joint pain;Unlike hypertension, arthritis is more common with old age and lack of physical exercise versus poor eating or smoking

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