70 is the new 65 when it comes to health and life expectancy in the UK

Health 19 November 2019 By Adam Vaughan Old people in the UK today feel healthier than old people did a few decades agoDCPhoto / Alamy Stock PhotoAge 70 is the new 65 in terms of health and life expectancy, according to the UK’s official statistics authority. The idea that turning 65 marks the beginning of…



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19 November 2019

By Adam Vaughan

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Old people in the UK today feel healthier than old people did a few decades ago

DCPhoto / Alamy Stock Photo

Age 70 is the new 65 in terms of health and life expectancy, according to the UK’s official statistics authority.

The idea that turning 65 marks the beginning of old age is already seen as outdated in the world of work, with the UK’s state pension age set to rise to 68 by the end of the 2030s. But the Office for National Statistics says it now appears the notion is outmoded for health and longevity too. …

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