Having a life after work involves coming to terms with changes in yourself, your lifestyle, and ageing. Looking after yourself is vital.
"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby (1826-93)
These words are true today. If you spent a large part of your working day in front of a computer and your leisure time watching television, then your level of fitness may have been inadequate. Perhaps you knew this very well and from time to time spent a few days joining a gym or playing a sport but got fed up or too tired to continue after a few weeks.
Retirement is a time to re-think your daily routine and find new and exciting opportunities of what to do when you no longer have to keep to the daily work routine.