Free travel prolong the life of the elderly

Free travel on public transport encourages retirees to lead a more active lifestyle, talk about the results of his research, British scientists from Imperial College London.

In 2006 in the UK, have introduced free travel on the bus for people older than 60 years. Now, comparing statistical data from the National registry of travel about the movements of elderly people in the country, experts have identified: from 2005 to 2008 retirees began more actively to travel. The rate of movement increased during these 3 years from 56,8% to 74.7 per cent .

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The opportunity to travel for free on local tourist buses stimulates physical vitality of older people. Leading an active lifestyle, they reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, maintain a good mental attitude and mobility. This means that, traveling, elderly people prolong their life.

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