When people retire and do not have as many obligations, they may not stay as active as they were while they worked, in terms of both mentality and physicality. There are many jobs which involve some degree of physical labor or movement, and pursuing these following a retirement can help people remain active and fit, rather than spend more time lazing around. Just as important as physical health is mental health and acuity, and working to an older age can help improve this as well. Since retirement often sets life at a slower pace, many retirees may not get the mental stimulation necessary to keep their minds sharp. When they return to work, they keep their minds engaged more, and therefore will be less likely to experience mental deterioration earlier on.
9) Supporting Family Members
Depending on the age at which you retire, you may be at a stage in your life during which you may need to support family members, be they children, a spouse, or grandchildren. There are nearly unlimited sets of circumstances which may leave you as a caretaker or financial supporter, and some of these cannot easily be prepared for. In these cases, it may be necessary for you to return to work in order to keep up financially. In addition, if the situation which requires you to support your family is particularly stressful, having a regularly scheduled obligation can help to distract you and pull your focus away from ruminating on the negative things going on in life.