Retirees fall into one of five main personality types, with being a ‘short break Steve’ most common.
Research of 1,000 adults who have retired in the last 10 years revealed 30 per cent like to make the most of the opportunity to explore other cities and countries.
Almost three in 10 (28 per cent) identified as a ‘care-a-lot Carol’, loving nothing more than looking after the grandkids, pets or even neighbours’ plants.
A further quarter saw themselves as a ‘green-fingered Gary’, a gardening enthusiast who keeps their lawn in pristine condition all year round.
While 17 per cent of adults fall into the ‘active Annie’ category, due to their love for fitness.
And 23 per cent identify as a ‘foodie Frankie’, adults who will engineer any excuse to have lunch out with friends.
Regardless of their personality traits, 29 per cent claimed to live a more active life since retirement than they did while working with little time left for prepping meals.
Many retirees can’t cook from scratch
A spokesman from food delivery brand Parsley Box, which commissioned the research as part of their ‘bringing you more time for the things you love’ campaign, said: “We’re all different and that’s what makes life, and retirement, fun.
“The research in our eyes puts the conversation beyond doubt that the years following deciding to retire can be some of the most interesting and fulfilling of your life.
“And with so many plans in place, it can often be difficult to fit everything in, with the research highlighting how many opt against much cooking from scratch to their busy lifestyle.”
Due to such full calendars and varied plans, 49 per cent find themselves unable to find the time to cook meals from scratch on a regular basis.
While a third said they rarely cook from scratch at all, preferring other options such as eating

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