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Health Benefits of Traveling Abroad During Retirement


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An article in Forbes stated that travel can offer a wide range of health benefits for retirees. Retired persons, according to the Commerce Department, accounted for 4 million of the 23.9 million Americans who vacationed abroad last year. The Global Coalition on Aging discovered that the mental and physical stimulation from travel can lower the risk of stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart disease. In addition to physical benefits, the mental stimulation associated with travel can help foster a healthier brain throughout the aging process.

To further ensure healthy travels, the Forbes article suggests that seniors schedule an appointment with a physician prior to travelling in order to secure any necessary vaccinations and to confirm that medications are refilled.