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People aren't taking care of their health prior to retirement -- but some simple actions can help, such as quitting smoking. (Photo: AP)

Even though most people are looking forward to an active retirement—whether that encompasses travel, time spent with family or on hobbies or actually a retirement that includes another job—a report on the global retirement situation says they’re just not doing enough to make that happen.

The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies’ report “Successful Retirement: Healthy Aging and Financial Security,” issued in collaboration with Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement and Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon, says that the growing need for people to self-fund more of their medical care in retirement and their lack of savings even for the basic needs in retirement can threaten any plans they may have.

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