It turns out that lifelong learning is not only good for your mind; it’s also good for your health and longevity! Here are just a few studies that support the many benefits of learning throughout life.
- “Education seems to be an elixir that can bring us a healthy body and mind throughout adulthood and even a longer life...The effects of education are dramatic and long term.”
Margie E. Lachman, psychologist, Brandeis University
Read more: A Sharper Mind, Middle Age and Beyond
- “Evidence of the benefits of learning during the latter stages of life is overwhelming, from research by the Alzheimer's Society showing delayed onset of the disease, to reduced dependency on welfare support.”
Jerome Monahan and Joe Clancy
Read more: Lifelong Learning is the Key to Happiness in Old Age