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Mentally stimulating jobs could be the secret to keeping your mind sharp long after retirement

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | April 04, 2014

Mentally stimulating jobs could be the secret to keeping your mind sharp long after retirement

The researchers examined data on more than 4,000 participants in the U-M Health and Retirement Study.

Researchers have discovered that mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement.

“Based on data spanning 18 years, our study suggests that certain kinds of challenging jobs have the potential to enhance and protect workers’ mental functioning in later life,” posited Gwenith Fisher, a faculty associate at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University, in a statement.

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