How Retirees Spend Their Time

Retirees spend half of their newfound leisure time watching television.

How Retirees Spend Their Time
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Exercising. Retirees certainly have more time to exercise than employed people, but that doesn't mean they are motivated. People ages 65 and older generally spend only a few more minutes exercising than the total population, averaging 22 minutes per day.

Relaxing. Perhaps the best thing about the retirement years is finally having time to relax, think and reflect. Relaxing is a much more popular activity among people ages 65 to 74 (26 minutes) – and especially people ages 75 and older (37 minutes) – than among Americans overall (17 minutes).