Enjoying retirement key to long life

Yet more evidence has come to light showing that happy people are prone to live longer.

A study of almost 10,000 older men and women has found that the longer a person reports enjoying life, the lower their risk of premature death.

The researchers say this is the first study to test the association of wellbeing with mortality over a period of several years. Previous work has simply measured wellbeing on a single occasion.

In this latest work, published in The BMJ, the researchers analysed middle-aged and older men and women by measuring their enjoyment of