Retirement. The time in your life when the hustle and bustle of work is over and the world is your oyster. Whether you want to have a beer for breakfast or spend all day in your pants, you can do it.
For many, though, becoming a couch potato isn’t an option, and hobbies are in order. So in no particular order, here are five potential activities, and why you need to be careful.
Spectator sports dangers
It may not be the World Cup or Premier League, but retirees often enjoy watching the local games unfold which is not without dangers. Whether it’s football, rugby or tennis, it’s a fun way to spend a day. Just be careful that a stray ball doesn’t ruin your day – or your face.
Some people try to get in shape in their retirement, and while it’s a commendable effort, it’s important to remember that you’re not 20 and exercise carries risks and dangers. You don’t want to end up in hospital with a slipped disc from trying to lift too much weight.
What better way to make use of free time than to take in the wonders of the world? It’s important to be careful though, because between exotic illnesses, fraudsters and pickpockets, the world is a dangerous place.
Retirement is the ideal time to give back to the community, from working in a homeless shelter to helping out the local church. Just be careful to avoid cracked pavements and other hazards without warning signs.
This is a big one for retirees, and is a great way to spend a warm day. There’s not too much to be wary of on the green, except for stray balls, crashing the cart and tripping over.
Of the list, travelling abroad is a particularly popular activity, and it’s little wonder. But if something goes wrong, it’s important to know where you stand.
If you get injured on holiday, perhaps involved in a road traffic accident, and it wasn’t your fault, you can consider seeking accident compensation.
Doing so is incredibly easy – just contact Accident Advice Helpline, the law firm that has handled everything from slips and trips to work accident claims.
To discover if you’re eligible to proceed, simply give them a call on the free number and an adviser will tell you if they can represent you – with no obligation to go ahead.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown