Is Travel the Key to Happiness and a Healthy Mind?

Researchers at the Tohoku University Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) are taking an innovative approach to finding out what makes people happy and healthy—and whether or not certain activities help our brains stay sharp as we age.

Neuroscience professor Dr. Yasuyuki Taki and his colleagues from IDAC have partnered with a local travel agency to examine whether or not frequent travel may increase feelings of happiness as well as help protect against a decline in brain health in older adults. For the next three years, researchers will gather information on senior travelers using detailed questionnaires as well as magnetic resonance imaging to look at changes in the brain.

“We built the hypothesis that a person who travels often has a higher subjective well-being and a higher ability to cope with stress and cognitive brain functions than a person who travels less often,” said a member of the study team. From preliminary questioning, researchers have already determined that the more time seniors spend traveling, the happier they tend to be.

Are travel plans in your future? Our Ultimate Flora™ Probiotic Go Packs are the perfect travel companions to support digestive and immune health on the go.* No refrigeration necessary!



Written by Renew Life

At Renew Life, we believe a healthy gut is a happy gut. For nearly two decades we have been formulating superior quality digestive care supplements to help people achieve optimal health from the inside out.* We proudly stand behind the quality, purity, and potency of every product we make. Sign up for our emails to receive new product announcements, company news, and exclusive offers!