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New Hobbies in Retirement


As you begin to plan your retirement, you may be looking for some new hobby ideas. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to share adventurous hobbies for retirees, relaxing hobbies, indoor, outdoor and even some hobbies that can help fund your retirement. So let’s get ready to have some fun!


Adventurous Hobbies

Let’s get that blood pumping and heart racing. These activities can be great for your health, your mind and maybe even facing some fears.



Many people who were never runners take it up later in life. It has a ton of physical health benefits including strengthening your lungs, immune system and bone density as well as preventing high blood pressure. Running also provides great mental benefits such as relieving stress and overall mental health. Runners are happy people! It is also a hobby that can be done solo, with a group or at a race. Many runners combine their hobby with traveling to visit exciting destinations and get in a run. Lace them up and get moving!


Biking is another great way to get exercise the body and mind. It’s an activity that can be done casually or a little more serious, solo or with a group. Most cities have a local riding group that knows all the best places to explore. And don’t worry if you haven’t biked in a while, it will come back to you quickly. It’s like riding a bike J


Enjoy the water and the beautiful ecosystems of our oceans? Then snorkeling may be for you. Some of the coolest wildlife is underwater and never seen by most people. What an adventure to travel somewhere tropical and get a close-up look at our aquatic friends. Maybe the Great Barrier Reef is even on your radar.


If you prefer your feet on solid ground, then maybe hiking is for you. Great exercise and a chance to interact with nature. Some of the most breathtaking views are seen when hiking or mountain climbing. Maybe catch a sunrise or sunset and take it all in.

Other adventurous hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • Hot air balloon
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Traveling


Relaxing Hobbies

You’ve earned some relaxation time. Consider these hobbies. They will challenge your mind, creativity and allow you



Many people love to garden and for great reason. It gets you outside, hands in the dirt and you actually get to bring something to life and nurture it. It has become popular for many people to grow their own food too. A healthy hobby in more ways than one!


You don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy painting. It’s a great stress reliever and brings out the creative side in all of us. Whether you like to paint traditional or more abstract, let your brush do the talking.


Is there anything better than having a healthy, delicious meal that you prepared with your own two hands? There is a seemingly endless amount of recipes so you’ll never run out of exciting dishes to prepare. Bon appetite!

Other relaxing hobbies:


Money Making Hobbies

Looking for another stream of income? These hobbies have the potential to make you some extra money on the side.



You could freelance as a photographer at parties, weddings or events. Maybe you want to take baby photos (a must for all parents). You could also snap your own photos of landscapes, iconic buildings, etc. and upload them to websites for public use. Individuals and companies may pay you for the right to use your photos. Shutterstock is a good example of this.


Perhaps you have an interest in carpentry. There can be good money in creating and selling homemade woodwork. People like shelves, picture frames, tables, toys and more. You can sell at local events or online.


Many people want to write but can’t. That’s where you come in. If you have a talent and enjoy writing, you may be able to sell your services to individuals or companies who need articles, ads or even a book. Or maybe you want to write your own things. You could start a blog, write an e-book or self-publish a physical book.

Other money making hobbies:

  • Graphic design
  • Baking and decorating
  • Crafts
  • Collectibles


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