We all know travel broadens the mind, but did you know learning through travel can also help keep your mind young? Read on to find out how.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page,” said the philosopher Saint Augustine over 1600 years ago. His words are just as relevant today, perhaps more so.
A study by the University of Texas revealed one way to keep the mind young is to keep learning. Three groups of 60 to 90-year-olds were asked to spend 15 hours a week for three months on certain subscribed activities. At the end of the study, those who had spent the time on experiential learning were the only group to show improvements in cognitive function, slowed aging, and enhanced memory.
Experiential learning might sound a little dry but when you consider it simply means discovering, experiencing, and learning new things it soon becomes apparent we can keep ourselves young by doing one of the things we all love to do anyway – travel.