9 things you can do to keep fit after retirement

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Moving rhythmically to music while you look your smiling partner in the eye is definitely a feel-good activity for most older people. — CAROLINE SEIDEL/dpa

Plopping down on the couch and relaxing is probably tempting if you’ve just retired from the workforce with upwards of 40 years under your belt. But if you want to keep fit in your twilight years, you’ve got to stay active – physically as well as mentally.

“It comes down to embracing life with all its bright and dark sides, ” says psychologist Christine Sowinski of the German Foundation for the Care of Older People. Here are nine tips from experts on how to keep your grey matter in the pink – even under grey hair.

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