Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
It's official: ER is good for you!
Old 01-25-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,015
It's official: ER is good for you!

.....at least if you live in France and work for the gas/electric company. This study of over 14,000 GAZEL employees who retired at 55 was published in the British Medical Journal (which has high standards) and clearly shows that
Longitudinal modelling of repeat data showed that retirement did not change the risk of major chronic diseases but was associated with a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms, particularly among people with chronic diseases.

So the anecdotal evidence of Forum members has now been scientifically confirmed!

http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c...e-ef421772a630
__________________

__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-25-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,070
I already knew that.
__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,372
Yeah, but you have to live in France.
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
Yeah, but you have to live in France.
In scientific jargon, you mean, are the results generalizable?

I sure hope so!
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
I import the wine. Seems to do the trick.
__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,015
Salut!
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 10:29 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Gotadimple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,760
Well, I agree. I'm retired and I feel great!

-- Rita
__________________
Only got A dimple, would have preferred 2!
Gotadimple is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa View Post
I import the wine. Seems to do the trick.
I love wine so much that I bought a special wine refrigerator, it had to be shipped all the way from France! I figure that counts too.




Audrey
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 07:20 AM   #9
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
I love wine so much that I bought a special wine refrigerator, it had to be shipped all the way from France! I figure that counts too.




Audrey
Can I come to your house for a visit?
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 01:25 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
vicente solano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,116
Not drinking wine or beer, but smoking.....
__________________
I get by with a little help from my friends....ta ta ta ta ta...
vicente solano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by donheff View Post
Can I come to your house for a visit?
Just let me know when next you will be in South Texas!

Audrey
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 02:48 PM   #12
Recycles dryer sheets
crispus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 168
Mmmm French fois gras and sauterne wine.



__________________
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C.S. Lewis
crispus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,962
Must mean work really sucks in France, especially at GAZEL.

Wonder if the chart is the same for Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, Saint-Émilion and Château Pétrus employees?

Actually it's an interesting chart thanks. Just couldn't resist a little play...
__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 05:17 PM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
Wonder if the chart is the same for Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, Saint-Émilion and Château Pétrus employees?
Maybe, until the cirrhosis of the liver catches up with you.....mon Dieu!
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 03:57 AM   #15
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: France
Posts: 1,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadbh View Post
In scientific jargon, you mean, are the results generalizable?

I sure hope so!
France starts off with high levels of workplace stress, so the drop after retirement may be steeper. See for example here, for example "7.01 Cooperation in labor-employer relations".
__________________

__________________
Age 56, retired July 1, 2012; DW is 60 and working for 2 more years. Current portfolio is 2000K split 50 stocks/20 bonds/30 cash. Renting house, no debts.
BigNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The 6% SWR -- it's official 2B FIRE and Money 58 12-14-2008 01:52 PM
Well...it official....I'm UnER'd! VaCollector FIRE and Money 26 01-20-2008 01:47 AM
It's official! linkerbink Life after FIRE 11 01-02-2007 03:46 PM
Well, its official brewer12345 Young Dreamers 37 11-11-2005 08:46 PM
Now it's official... dory36 Other topics 13 06-02-2005 03:33 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:11 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.