There are so many physical and mental health benefits to learning!
Adult learning is linked with smoking cessation, amount of exercise taken and life satisfaction, an increase in the probability of using cervical screening, better nutrition, lower risk of coronary heart disease?
And even more mental health benefits! Adult learning fosters:
- a sense of identity
- an ability to cope and a feeling of purpose in life
- a greater level of wellbeing, especially in older adults
- an increase in life satisfaction and positive changes in mental wellbeing and a sense of purpose
- continued education throughout life contributes to a ‘cognitive footprint’ which may delay the onset of dementia.