By Ann McCracken
The Office of National Statistics indicates that the number of people of state pension age and above in UK employment has nearly doubled over the past two decades, clearly indicating an aging workforce but my own personal observations suggest that 65 is the new 50. All around me I see vibrant ‘pensioners’ engaged in work or activities.
I recently attended my daughter’s 40th birthday celebration and was struck by the youthfulness of her friends (all of a similar age). Four of them had just returned from a cold water swim and another had completed a significant jog as she is in training for a forthcoming marathon. Green tea, water, vegetable and berry smoothies were popular as was carrot cake, chocolate cake and brownies.
Wellbeing and vitality was definitely in evidence and it was very infectious.
Perhaps 40 is the new 30?
This could be a great discussion topic at the forthcoming Health @ Work Summit run by Symposium Events in London in June where I am delighted to be the Chair.
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