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New Study Reveals a Major Side Effect of Keeping Busy After 60

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Variety is often called the spice of life, but having a diverse array of hobbies and activities is linked to more than just a good time. Research published in the Journal of Gerontology reports more activity diversity promotes greater psychological well-being, while another research project published in Innovation in Aging finds that keeping busy with various projects and hobbies helps support strong memory and learning skills. Now, life in old age is supposed to be simple. (That's the whole point of retirement, right?) After a lifetime spent knocking out responsibility after responsibility, the older among us are certainly entitled to some laziness. That being said, simple doesn't have to mean boring. A new study conducted at the University of South Florida and published in the Journal of Gerontology reports yet another benefit linked to keeping a busy schedule—especially for older adults. Keep reading to learn more about this secret trick for healthier living after 60. A