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A podcast discussion between ABC Overnights host Rod Quinn and Health and Fitness expert Dr Gordon Lynch on the options of retiring early and the effects it has on longevity.

Retiring early might seem like a no-brainer, but it's less certain whether it guarantees a long life. As the Australian population ages, more people than ever before are approaching the age when they can start considering hanging up the boots. But how does retiring affect your longevity? ABC Overnights health and fitness expert Dr Gordon Lynch weighs up all the factors: cause of retirement, type of work, health habits and other factors.

Duration: 15mins 23secs

Broadcast: Sat 3 Feb 2018, 2am

Resource: ABC