VIDEO: Travel Helps People Live Longer, Says Study

12.12.2013

By Neal Broverman

Seeing the world can help you live longer and stay mentally sound in your golden years.

We all love travel and know it makes us more well-rounded, but a new study says it also increases heart health, decreases depression, and keeps our minds sharp.

The research comes from the Global Commission on Aging, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, and the U.S. Travel Association. Their findings indicate travel is especially helpful for retirees in that staves off dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

"Your brain doesn't know how old it is, it just wants to be stimulated," Paul Nussbaum, president and founder of the Brain Health Center, said in a video on the study. "Travel is a wonderful exercise that helps the brain develop resilience. It's that resilience that helps delay the onset of disease."

Even though many Americans express a desire to travel in their retirement, the study shows many don't have enough money saved to make it a reality. Watch a video on the study below.

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