GUIDE TO METAL DETECTING IN RETIREMENT
The Benefits of Physical Activity and Treasure Hunting
Documented by Timothy Draper
This article, “Guide to Metal Detecting in Retirement” was written by Bommer Benefits
It is important to stay mentally sharp and active in retirement to stay involved and keep your brain functioning properly. A way to stay mentally sharp and enjoy your day-to-day life is by investing in a hobby you enjoy. Many seniors take up cooking, stamp collecting, or gardening as hobbies in retirement. One hobby you should consider is metal detecting. Metal detecting stimulates the brain, and you can also find cool treasures throughout your journey. Here is a guide to metal detecting in retirement.
HOW TO BEGIN METAL DETECTING
A metal detector is a piece of electrical equipment that can detect the presence of metal and can even detect metal if it is hidden, buried in the ground. Metal detecting is a perfect hobby for seniors in retirement, and it’s not that hard to get started if you are truly invested.
First, you will need to purchase a metal detector. You can find metal detectors that range in cost from $250 to over $5,000. There are different types and brands of metal detectors, but it might be best to go with the more cost-effective detector to ensure this is a hobby you want to pursue when you are a beginner.
Next, you will begin collecting the right kind of gear, such as digging tools, knee pads, water bottles, sunscreen, and batteries. Once you have all the equipment needed, you can begin your search.
BEST PLACES TO METAL DETECT IN RETIREMENT
There could be hidden treasures anywhere in the world. However, before you begin your venture, you should first check to see if you are on private land and are allowed to be on that property.
You should visit places that can give you a fun journey and a memorable experience. For example, creeks, parks, and beaches are exciting places to look for hidden gems. When you visit new sites and create an adventure out of your hobby, you promote a healthy brain and stay mentally sharp.
When metal detecting, you should consider the type of items you want to find. For instance, if you are searching for gold, you should visit creeks that are out west. If you are interested in looking for historical treasures, you can consider visiting estates and vineyards.
BENEFITS OF METAL DETECTING
Spending time outdoors can benefit a senior’s emotional state and physical health. Spending time in nature can improve your concentration, keep you relaxed, and keep you active, which are a few of the benefits you can get from metal detecting.
It is vitally important for seniors to stay physically active, which makes metal detecting an even better hobby for senior citizens, as metal detecting is considered a low-impact exercise. When you are out metal detecting, you will be swinging around a three-pound weight (could be heavier), and you will quickly find out that it will work out your upper body efficiently.
When your metal detects, you are also working out your lower body. When you find something in the dirt and soil, you will have to get down and begin digging until you find what you are looking for; this will be working your leg and back muscles. You will also find that you will walk miles while you are on your journey, which is why it is crucial to stay hydrated.
METAL DETECTING IN RETIREMENT SUMMARY
Metal detaching is a great hobby to take up in retirement, as it can bring you a lot of excitement and turn into a fun experience. Every senior should set time aside from their day and focus on something that makes them happy, and metal detecting could be that hobby for you.
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Treasures in America has over 20 years of experience in metal detecting and treasure hunting. We would be happy to help outfit you with the right metal detector for you. Retirement can have many benefits that others can not afford. Money & time. Not everyone can afford to take days off of work and afford to metal detect but you can. Live the adventurous life of hunting for riches. Shop at Treasures in America today!
Written by Timothy Draper | Founder of Treasures in America
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