If you have retired and are contemplating a return to a part-time, a full-time, or a entrepreneurial job pursuit, it is important to remember it can be a great new path in your life but also a hazardous one to your health. Safety precautions should be a priority and you should genuinely look to find work you really enjoy.
Many seniors find they do not have enough money after retirement to survive comfortably and have to take on a job just to make ends meet. These jobs are particularly dangerous because people tend to take any job that comes along without concern for their safety and health.
Even retail jobs can pose health concerns for elderly workers. Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause chronic pain, especially if you are not used to having to stand for a long period of time or if you are already experiencing health concerns with your legs. It is important you are aware of the potential problems you face in certain jobs no matter how good the pay rate may seem.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is certainly a pro to returning to work after retiring but make sure you are not putting yourself at risk for injury on the job. Be clear about the job duties that will be expected of you so you will know what you are getting into and can evaluate your abilities. It may even be a good idea to speak with your physician before taking on new work if you are concerned about health issues you are already experiencing.