I found this in the LA Times.
“Traveling keeps you young. Or at least healthier.
That’s the finding of a new study linking travel to decreased risks of heart attack and depression and even the promotion of brain health.
The Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, in partnership with the U.S. Travel Assn., has released research that shows travel offers the same sort of physical and cognitive benefits as crossword puzzles or museum visits.
According to the study:
• Women who vacationed every six years or less had a significantly higher risk of developing a heart attack or coronary death compared with women who vacationed at least twice a year.
• Men who did not take an annual vacation were shown to have a 20% higher risk of death and about a 30% greater risk of death from heart disease.
• Benefits of travel are almost immediate. After only a day or two, 89% of respondents saw significant drops in stress.
The study also noted that 59% of Americans dream of traveling during their retirement, and that the most impactful trips are those spent with family and friends.
And, yes, researchers did account for factors such as income levels and preexisting poor health.”
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No I don’t spend all day searching through US newspapers but occasionally I come across something like this. I can only imagine that with the fresh air and fresh walleye on the plate an Ignace Outposts vacation would really boost the health factor. And keeping up with the kids or grand-kids would make the youth factor soar. And the added drop in stress that could come from being untethered from your cellphone and email would also be significant.
Why not make a New Year’s resolution to get back to Ignace Outposts… for the health of it!