Pensioners now living longer and are more fit, says CBS


Dutch pensioners are living longer and are generally in much better shape than they were 20 years ago, according to the Dutch statistics office.

Life expectancy for those aged 65 is now more than 21 years for women and nearly 19 years for men, the CBS reports in a press release on Friday.
Twenty years ago, the figures were 19 years for females and 15 years for men.
Conditions are better in many areas of life too: pensioners are living independently more often and for a longer period of time. Very often, their mortgage is paid off and they spend more time on sport.
One out of every six people aged between 65 and 75 is a member of a gym, a swimming pool or other sports facility. And people in that age group bike an average of 2.6 kilometres a day, surpassed in this only by teenagers and those aged up to 25, the CBS said.
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