Day trips offer opportunities to experience activities and see the sights of an area you may not have visited before. They usually include an entertaining or educational activity and a meal.
Did you know that there is actual scientific research into the benefits of day trips? A British study saw a correlation between day trips and increased physical activity among seniors.
“Strategies encouraging increased trips, particularly active or public transport trips, in OAs [e.g., older adults] can potentially increase their PA [e.g., physical activity] and benefit public health…
“Physically active older adults have lower risk of disease including dementia, higher levels of physical and cognitive function, psychosocial well-being and independence than inactive older adults,” the study notes.
A Japanese study found that limitations and regression in activities of daily living (ADLs) were associated with lower levels of going outside the home.