Go Back   > >
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 19, 17, 10:24 am   #1
Original Poster
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeBanyan Contributor Badge
  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: We love to Fly, Hotels and Discovery
Posts: 1,361
CN Traveler: Why Travel May Be the Secret to a Longer Life

Why Travel May Be the Secret to a Longer Life

Quote:
Just ask this 86-year-old who has been to over 87 countries—and shows no signs of stopping.

When 86-year-old June Scott is asked where she’s based, she responds: “This morning or in travel?”

Considering she’s visited all seven continents and over 87 countries, it’s a fair question. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based traveler just returned home from Palestine and Israel; before that, she was in Cuba; and in December, she slept in a pop-up tent in the world’s largest sand desert, the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter—often considered one of the least explored places on Earth. Last August? She and her family hiked sand dunes over 900 feet high, flew over the Skeleton Coast in a tiny plane, and kayaked with seals in Namibia.
Please see:

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-...E4MTU2MTMwOQS2

Cheers & Safe Travels.
uggboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 17, 7:13 am   #2
  
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
Programs: A3*G, LH FTL, VS Red, Avis Preferred, Hertz President's Circle, (RIP Diamond Club)
Posts: 1,525
It's a lovely article about an interesting lady, but the premise that "travelling extends life" does annoy me. It's a sample group of 1 person (statistically insignificant) who is probably in good health generally, otherwise she wouldn't travel so much, would she? More personal travel is associated with higher personal wealth, and that social group experiences better health anyway. She has even been selected for a medical study because she shows abnormally good mental health for someone her age.
roberino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 17, 9:20 am   #3
FlyerTalk Evangelist
  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: DAY/CVG; MAN;
Programs: Delta DM 0.94MM; HH Diam,Hz PC, UASilver, AAPlat
Posts: 10,652
Quote:
Originally Posted by roberino View Post
It's a lovely article about an interesting lady, but the premise that "travelling extends life" does annoy me. It's a sample group of 1 person (statistically insignificant) who is probably in good health generally, otherwise she wouldn't travel so much, would she? More personal travel is associated with higher personal wealth, and that social group experiences better health anyway. She has even been selected for a medical study because she shows abnormally good mental health for someone her age.
Exactly what I was thinking
GRALISTAIR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 17, 2:15 pm   #4
  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SFO
Programs: AA, UA lowly commoner
Posts: 567
Yeah, people who have the money and free time to travel extensively are likely to be healthier than people who don't. What a surprise.
Giggleswick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 17, 3:32 pm   #5
  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Maine
Programs: Delta Silver, HH Gold, IHG Gold, SPG
Posts: 929
So, no one thinks traveling "helps" you live longer?
ChinaShrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 17, 9:09 pm   #6
FlyerTalk Evangelist
  
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 26,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giggleswick View Post
Yeah, people who have the money and free time to travel extensively are likely to be healthier than people who don't. What a surprise.
Especially with a destination list as long as hers. You're going to be traveling somewhat rough to reach that many countries, that means she's at least in the past been in shape for such travel. I take a very dim view of almost all research about what behaviors are associated with aging as almost always they look like proxies for good health.
Loren Pechtel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump
Contact Us - FlyerTalk - Archive - Top