People who are able to travel report better health than those who struggle to travel away from home. In a new study published in the Journal of Transport & Health, researchers at University College London surveyed over 2,700 adults about their health and the constraints to travel that they face. The researchers defined traveling as traveling 15 miles away from home. They observed that adults who were able to travel at least 15 miles away from home, and who were able to travel frequently and see more places, were more likely to report better health. The link between travel and health was even more profound for those age 55 and older. For adults who struggled to travel, their poorer health appeared to be related to a lack of opportunity for social interaction. Loneliness has previously been linked to a number of adverse health outcomes, including heart attacks, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
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